ALS Patients With Anxiety And Depression – Part 2

Coping With Depression

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis yields mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression. In one study, “patients with ALS had a higher risk of depression diagnosis as well as antidepressant use than controls. The risk increase appeared to be greater among individuals at age 65 and older, whereas sex, educational level, and socioeconomic status did not seem to modify the associations greatly,” Dr. Fang Fang, MD, Ph.D and co-authors, discovered.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis people suffering from depression are not without hope. Occurrences of depression are temporary and are usually treatable.

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ALS Patients With Anxiety And Depression – Part 1

Introduction

Like any severe disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) has a significant effect on the life of the patient and relatives and the people caring for them. It is not unusual for people who have Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis to suffer from anxiety and depression as well as other emotional difficulties stemming from having Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

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