Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview Incidence Risk Factors Symptoms Evaluation Treatment questions for doctor specialist Home Care catheter care constipation depression taking control warning signs Prevention Outlook Complications Underlying Cause

Multiple Sclerosis 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.

Continue to Multiple Sclerosis Taking Control

Last Updated: Mar 26, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
Copyright DSHI Systems, Inc. Powered by: FreeMD - Your Virtual Doctor

PubMed Multiple Sclerosis References
  1. Filippini G, Munari L, Incorvaia B, Ebers GC, Polman C, D'Amico R, Rice GP. Interferons in relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis: a systematic review. Lancet. 2003 Feb 15;361(9357):545-52. [12598138]
  2. Kahana E. Epidemiologic studies of multiple sclerosis: a review. Biomed Pharmacother. 2000 Mar;54(2):100-2. [10759294]
  3. Poser CM, Brinar VV. Diagnostic criteria for multiple sclerosis: an historical review. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2004 Jun;106(3):147-58. [15177763]
  4. Sorensen PS. Treatment of multiple sclerosis with intravenous immunoglobulin: review of clinical trials. Neurol Sci. 2003 Oct;24 Suppl 4:S227-30. [14598048]
FreeMD is provided for information purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for evaluation and treatment by a physician. Please review our terms of use.