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Systemic Autoimmune Diseases and Depressive Disorders.

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#1 CraigR


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Posted 06 February 2012 - 12:37 PM

Systemic Autoimmune Diseases and Depressive Disorders. A very elevated prevalence of depression of 69% was found in systemic autoimmune diseases, constituting the most frequent comorbidity. Depression was significantly associated with pain, fatigue and sleep disorders. PubMed. Reumatol Clin. 2011 Nov;7(6):389-91. (Also see: Depression)

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 06:24 PM

Hi Craig ,

I first learned about autoimmune induced depression 4 months after Gareth was diagnosed. These days, it's still hard to pinpoint if he is *shutting down* due to depression, pain, fatigue, or all of them together. :( My heart goes out to all of you struggling with this combination.

Take care, Everyone.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 05:25 PM

I know I have been depressed and didn't even realise it. I think I still am a little bit but I am moving out of it for sure.

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