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Review: could Multiple sclerosis cause Bipolar disorder?

Summary: Bipolar disorder could be caused by Multiple sclerosis, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, also have Depression, and take Avonex.

We study 203,278 people who have Multiple sclerosis from FDA and social media. Among them, 402 have Bipolar disorder. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 203,277 people who have multiple sclerosis are studied. Among them, 403 (0.20%) have Bipolar Disorder. They amount to 0.51% of all the 78,528 people who have Bipolar Disorder on eHealthMe.

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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