Treatment of depression improves adherence to interferon beta-1b therapy for multiple sclerosis.

@article{Mohr1997TreatmentOD,
  title={Treatment of depression improves adherence to interferon beta-1b therapy for multiple sclerosis.},
  author={David C. Mohr and Donald E. Goodkin and William H. Likosky and N M Gatto and K. K. Ang. M. Baumann and Richard A. Rudick},
  journal={Archives of neurology},
  year={1997},
  volume={54 5},
  pages={531-3}
}
OBJECTIVES To examine the relationship between patient-reported depression and adherence to therapy with interferon beta-1b (IFN beta-1b) and to test the hypothesis that treatment of depression is associated with improved adherence. DESIGN Patients with multiple sclerosis were followed up 6 months after initiating therapy with IFN beta-1b. SETTING A university outpatient multiple sclerosis center, an academic group practice, and a health maintenance organization. PATIENTS Eighty-five… CONTINUE READING

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