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Multiple sclerosis treatment trial precipitates divorce
  1. A COLES,
  2. J DEANS,
  3. A COMPSTON
  1. Department of Neurology, Box 165, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge CB2 2QQ, UK
  1. Dr A Coles Alasdair.coles{at}talk21.com

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We have noted an unusually high rate of divorce among participants in a recent small treatment trial of multiple sclerosis.1 Of the 29 patients in the study, 19 were married at entry. During the 18 months of follow up, six patients (31%) became involved in divorce proceedings. In four of these, the unaffected spouse left the marriage for another partner. There was a transient breakdown in one other marriage, which did not lead to divorce, after an extramarital …

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