Socioeconomic status and race are correlated with affective symptoms in multiple sclerosis

Conclusion: SES and race may influence affective symptoms reported by individuals with MS. The reasons for the correlation are likely multifactorial. Longitudinal studies should strive to identify factors associated with risk of affective symptoms in MS that may be modifiable.
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research

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Source: Neurology Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Neuropsychological assessment, Multiple sclerosis Article Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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Conclusion: SES and race may influence affective symptoms reported by individuals with MS. The reasons for the correlation are likely multifactorial. Longitudinal studies should strive to identify factors associated with risk of affective symptoms in MS that may be modifiable.
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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Conclusion: Undiagnosed and under-treated depression is common among older people living with MS and adversely impacts health choices.
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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