Multiple Sclerosis: Scientists Uncover a Connection Between MS Lesions and Depression

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  • Researchers say lesions on the brain from multiple sclerosis (MS) may be a factor in people with the condition developing depression.
  • Experts say at least 50 percent of people with MS will experience depression symptoms sometime in their life.
  • They add that depression can also affect MS symptoms.

There could be a physical connection in the pathways in the brain that causes the high rate of depression in people with multiple sclerosis (MS).

That’s according to a new studyTrusted Source published in the journal Nature Mental Health.

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston located and studied the area in the brain responsible for depression in relation to lesions on the brain from MS.

They said they found new connections between MS-related depression and brain lesions as well as damage to brain tissue from MS.

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