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Ruth Ann Marrie: Impact and management of comorbidities in MS - Transcript


The question of whether comorbidities influence the risk of multiple sclerosis is a bit uncertain at this time. We do know there are comorbidities that are more common in multiple sclerosis than expected – so things like depression and anxiety – and those increase in incidence as early as 5 years before the onset of MS, so that certainly raises some questions about their role but we haven’t really established that very well to date. Our understanding of comorbidity in MS has expanded a lot. In the last few years, a decade ago, we knew that some things were more common but the impact on outcomes was very poorly understood. We now know that comorbidities, be they depression, an