Healthy Living

Lupus and Depression: It's Not Just Sadness

The take-away

By itself, lupus is a chronic and systemic illness that can wreak havoc if left unchecked. However, recent discoveries have shed light on its effects on the subject’s mental health, as the disease has been linked to several mental disorders, including playing a pivotal role in the onset of major depressive disorder. Those who are struggling with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have to closely monitor their own mental health, and keep an eye out for signs and symptoms of mental disorders, especially depression.