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MS and mental health study - share your thoughts below 🧠

Here at Shift.ms, we're always talking about the link between MS and mental health. MSer Krishna took to the MS Latest page to reflect on how her own experience relates to the latest research shared in Multiple Sclerosis Today. According to a recent study from the University of British Columbia, people with MS are almost twice as likely to suffer from mental health issues such as anxiety, depression or bipolar disorder in the 5 years leading up to their diagnosis. While mental health challenges are certainly not a definitive precursor to an MS diagnosis, this study suggests they could be part of a bigger puzzle leading to a quicker MS diagnosis. Click on the link below to read what Krishna thinks. What are your thoughts? Share them in the comments below ⬇️ https://shift.ms/ms-latest/msers-react-to-research-mental-health-issues-can-trouble-ms-patients-5-years-before-diagnosis

Treatments such as steroids contribute to the mental health health issues experienced by individuals with ms as do dmt’s & their side effects and the unpredictability of the condition but these generally are all post diagnosis. But it makes sense that the general symptoms and unpredictability/individuality of legion locations could also contribute to mental health issues caused by the condition on route to diagnosis also …..sadly. 🤔🤷‍♀️😐


I was diagnosed 2 weeks before my 35th birthday but the consultant traced it back to when I was 21 through mr oral history and health accounts. GP’s need to be enabled to recognise and trained so that individuals can be diagnosed earlier.