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Review: could Multiple sclerosis cause Bipolar disorder?

We study 203,354 people who have Multiple sclerosis from FDA and social media. Among them, 403 have Bipolar disorder. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath) (latest reports from 279,998 patients) can be treated by Copaxone, Tysabri, Avonex, Rebif, Baclofen, Betaseron.

Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder (mood disorder) (latest reports from 79,816 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety, pain.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 203,352 people who have multiple sclerosis are studied. Among them, 403 (0.20%) have Bipolar Disorder.

Trend of Bipolar disorder in multiple sclerosis reports

Gender of people who have multiple sclerosis and experienced Bipolar disorder * :

FemaleMale
Bipolar disorder78.17%21.83%

Age of people who have multiple sclerosis and experienced Bipolar disorder * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Bipolar disorder0.00%0.00%2.55%10.97%26.28%30.10%22.19%8.16%

Severity of the symptom * :

n/a

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Depression (18 people, 4.47%)
  2. Pain (9 people, 2.23%)
  3. Anxiety (7 people, 1.74%)
  4. Affective disorder (5 people, 1.24%)
  5. Multiple sclerosis relapse (4 people, 0.99%)
  6. Smoking cessation therapy (4 people, 0.99%)
  7. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (3 people, 0.74%)
  8. Prophylaxis (3 people, 0.74%)
  9. Convulsion (3 people, 0.74%)
  10. Hypertension (2 people, 0.50%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Avonex (229 people, 56.82%)
  2. Tysabri (110 people, 27.30%)
  3. Rebif (97 people, 24.07%)
  4. Betaseron (23 people, 5.71%)
  5. Depakote (17 people, 4.22%)
  6. Lithium carbonate (14 people, 3.47%)
  7. Klonopin (13 people, 3.23%)
  8. Flexeril (13 people, 3.23%)
  9. Prozac (11 people, 2.73%)
  10. Zyprexa (11 people, 2.73%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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