Evidence suggests that the prevalence of multiple sclerosis (MS) has increased in the past few decades, especially among women. However, there’s still no cure or definitive cause for the central nervous system disease.
Still, researchers are busy working to untangle why MS occurs and make strides toward a cure. To come, one new finding that may be a part of early MS detection in the future.
Psychiatric conditions may arise before traditional MS symptoms
A new study published in Neurology suggests psychiatric conditions could be an early sign of MS that arise before traditional symptoms in some cases. In fact, data reveals that those with MS experience mental illness at almost twice the rate of the general population (28% compared to 14.9%).