Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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MS Depression

Home care for depression in those with multiple sclerosis includes:

  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Do not abuse drugs.
  • Do not stop taking any prescribed antidepressant medications without first discussing it with your doctor.
  • Eat a nutritious and balanced diet. Avoid high sugar foods, and eat more complex carbohydrates.
  • Even if you don't feel up to it, continue daily personal activities such as work, normal meals, and seeing friends and family.
  • Follow a regular exercise plan developed with your doctor.
  • Get plenty of sunshine.
  • Keep appointments with your doctor.
  • Supplement B complex vitamins.
  • Take any prescribed medications as directed.
  • Consider self-care books such as Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy and The Feeling Good Handbook; written by Stanford University psychiatrist Dr. David Burns.

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Last Updated: Mar 26, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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