Bipolar disorder and multiple sclerosis

Mariana Inés Ybarra, Marcos Aurélio Moreira, Carolina Reis Araújo, Marco Aurélio Lana-Peixoto, Antonio Lucio Teixeira

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Bipolar disorder may be overrepresented in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. Although research in this area is limited, studies assessing the nature of this association have focused on genetic aspects, adverse reaction to drugs and brain demyelinating lesions. Herein we report three patients with MS that also presented bipolar disorder. The coexistence of neurological and psychiatric symptoms in most MS relapses highlights the relevance of biological factors in the emergence of mood disorders in these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1177-1180
Number of pages4
JournalArquivos de neuro-psiquiatria
Issue number4 B
StatePublished - Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Bipolar disorder
  • Multiple sclerosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Biological Psychiatry


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