Depression and Anxiety

Depression and anxiety are common in people with MS. The ‘Societal Costs of MS’ study found that 38.5% of participants reported experiencing anxiety or depression or both. A lot of people who experience anxiety or depression also find that it is worse in winter months, and whilst Christmas is a wonderful and exciting time, it can also be a difficult period for people who are struggling with illness or other issues. 

Download MS Ireland’s information booklet on mood, depression and emotions 

These websites have some useful information including possible links between MS and depression:

WebMD: Depression 

MS UK Society website: Depression 

The organisation Aware has lots of information on dealing with anxiety and depression on their website, including contacts for support organisations.

Latest News

More news

What's hot

Skydive_signpost_1

Skydive for MS in 2017

Can you imagine the adrenalin rush after jumping out of a plane at 10,000FT? Well wonder no more! Sign up to our Skydive for MS in September 2017 and find out for yourself!

Find out more

Events Calendar

» Our next Event

29 June 2017: Ongoing Physiotherapy Sessions for people with MS every Thursday. If you are interested in joining the class plea...

View all events

eNEWS SIGNUP

If you'd like to receive e-news updates from The Society please enter your email address below. If you want to know more about how we manage personal data then please see our privacy policy.

My local MSI

Map of MS Ireland's service areas South Mid West West Midlands South East North East North West North Dublin City and Fingal South West Dublin and Kildare South East Dublin and Wicklow