Depression, chronic stress and personality type in people with myasthenia gravis

Takeaway

  • The severity of myasthenia gravis (MG) is significantly associated with chronic stress, depression and female gender.

Why this matters

  • The association between psychological factors and disease severity has not previously been reported in people with MG.

  • Psychological parameters, including stress and depression, should be addressed as part of the long-term management of MG.