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ISRN Neurology
Volume 2012, Article ID 427102, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/427102
Review Article

Depression in Multiple Sclerosis: A Review of Assessment and Treatment Approaches in Adult and Pediatric Populations

Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine and University Hospital of Patras, University of Patras, Rio, 26504 Patras, Greece

Received 26 August 2012; Accepted 17 September 2012

Academic Editors: M. G. Grasso and Y. Wang

Copyright © 2012 Maria Skokou et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic demyelinating disease affecting one million people worldwide, with a significant burden of psychiatric comorbidity. Depression is the commonest psychiatric manifestation but still remains largely underdiagnosed and undertreated. The present work reviews current knowledge on diagnosis, assessment, and somatic and psychotherapeutic treatment interventions for depression in adult and pediatric populations of patients with multiple sclerosis.