Mental health disorders in MS patients


  • Identify the population of MS patients with comorbid mental health conditions.
  • Understand unmet mental health intervention and psychotherapy needs and impact on disease activity.


  • We examined patients with MS and mental health diagnosis, medication or treatment.
  • Identified patient and disease characteristics associated depression and anxiety related comorbidities.

MS patients


of MS patients had a comorbid mental health condition

Anxiety, depression, substance abuse

disorders were most frequently seen