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Association of Depression With Risk of Incident Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) in Women Assessed Across 2 Decades.

 

This study contributes to increasing evidence that depression may be associated with increased risk of SLE. PubMed, JAMA Psychiatry, 2018 Dec 1;75(12):1225-1233. (Also see Symptoms and Complications of Lupus and Depression)

 

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Hi Joelf,

Depression, a high risk factor in lupus. That's interesting. I have limited scleroderma that was diagnosed 2 years ago by my gastroenterologist because I have dysmotility issues of my GI tract, especially my esophagus. I've suffered from depression for many years. I'm now wondering if there is a connection. I don't get much satisfaction from my general practitioner, rheumatologist, or even scleroderma specialists. I get the feeling that they are not concerned because I have limited systemic sclerosis and still function pretty well. 

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Hi I can do it,

 

Welcome to these forums!

 

I'm sorry to hear that you've been suffering with depression and scleroderma and have received very little support from your medical team.

 

Unfortunately, the nature of scleroderma means that few people understand about the idiosyncrasies of the disease and depression can be an unwelcome problem with a chronic condition like scleroderma or lupus (or any other autoimmune problem, come to that.)

 

Perhaps it might be possible for you to seek professional counselling to help you to deal with the depression you're experiencing?

 

Kind regards,

 

 

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