Resource Summary

OBJECTIVE
Alberta clinicians have the skills and tools to assess^ diagnose^ treat and manage depression in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) within primary care

TARGET POPULATION
Adults 18 years of age and older

EXCLUSIONS
Children less than 18 years of age

PRACTICE POINT
Be aware that depression is two to three times more common in MS patients than in the general population and can go undetected. Be aware that the suicide rate in people with MS is approximately twice that of the general population. Therefore it is important to be vigilant for depression in patients with MS.

*** Original Documents can be found and downloaded using the link provided below ***

http://www.topalbertadoctors.org/cpgs/

Publication Date: 2015-12-1
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-04-21 14:29:58