Interferon beta-1a-induced depression and suicidal ideation in multiple sclerosis.

@article{LanaPeixoto2002InterferonBD,
  title={Interferon beta-1a-induced depression and suicidal ideation in multiple sclerosis.},
  author={Marco Aur{\'e}lio Lana-Peixoto and Antonio Lucio Teixeira and Vitor Geraldi Haase},
  journal={Arquivos de neuro-psiquiatria},
  year={2002},
  volume={60 3-B},
  pages={721-4}
}
Depression and suicide have been reported in association with multiple sclerosis (MS). Some studies show that interferon beta may increase the depression rate. We report a case of depression and suicidal ideation in coincidence with the start of increased doses of interferon beta-1a and their complete reversal following the drug withdrawal. The patient was… CONTINUE READING