Healthy Living

Lupus and Depression: It's Not Just Sadness

Accept the condition

Lupus is a lifelong condition, and nothing the patient can say or do will change that fact (at least, for now). For this reason, the patient will have to accept this fact in order to learn to coexist with the disease. A good place to start would be by changing his or her self-talk for more positive words. Through the power of positive self-talk, the person can slowly change their perception of the disease from negative to something they simply have to live with. Furthermore, patients shouldn’t be ashamed of seeking aid in tasks they wouldn’t be able to perform due to their physical limitations; they would definitely benefit immensely in learning to ask for help, as well as from learning how to graciously accept assistance.