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Multiple sclerosis and domestic abuse

my wife of 3 years ( an ms patient since her mid 20s and is now 35) had stopped taking her copaxone consistantly for a little over 30 days. Her verbal and physical abuse came to a head when she hit me during a night of drinking.

could the abusive behaviour be directly or indirectly associated with her not taking her medication?
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No, I think the drinking made her act this way, and this is typical of alcoholism.
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Does your wife suffer from depression, as you have posted on this forum?  Are you asking if depression makes her like this?
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In the 6 weeks leading up to the incident she had said things like "my life isnt what i want it to be and im too old to change it." She has also said that her behaviour was only going to get worse. Looking back on everything, yes i do believe that she is depressed. I have been doing alot of reading up on ms that i wish i would have done before i started dating her. She tried, but soon discontinued a few anti anxiety meds. Antidepressants never came up. I have read, as i mentioned before, that many ms patients dont take their ms meds. Hers is copaxone. I know that she didnt take this for at least 30 days in a row. I am hoping that i can find some literature or studies that shows a conection between her non compliance, her family history of abuse( oh yeah, her father used to hit her on top of her head with a ring when she acted out), and that she was severely hammered. This is all very heavy. Our marriage is over and the courts are going to favor her because she appears to be a victim as apposed to the perpetrator. Also because statistics show that women are more often the victim.
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