As with many chronic illnesses, lupus patients are more prone to bouts of depression. Looking after your mental health is just as important as looking after your physical health. Have a good support network of family and friends, and join forums and online groups for lupus patients who will understand from experience what you’re going through. Participating in activities you enjoy and socializing with people you like can help take your mind off your condition. Speak to your doctor if you feel depressed — never suffer in silence.
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