Depression linked to increased risk of incident vascular disease and mortality in people with multiple sclerosis

Takeaway

  • Having depression in multiple sclerosis increases the risk of acute coronary syndrome, cerebrovascular disease, cardiovascular disease, and all-cause mortality.

Why this matters

  • This important study highlights the increased risk of incident vascular disease and mortality in people with multiple sclerosis who also have depression, and the synergistic effects of depression on all-cause mortality. The findings suggest that treating depression in people with multiple sclerosis could reduce the risk of vascular disease and mortality.