Why Support Is So Important for Lupus Patients

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In this Emory University video shared in July 2011, we meet Medina Bolton, a patient at the lupus clinic at the Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia and Kim Scholfield, a lupus patient advocate.

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The two ladies advise fellow lupus patients not to dwell too much on the disease and to understand that although you may be sick and fatigued, it’s important to try and focus on the positive things in life and not to “wallow in depression.” Schofield advises that anyone who has lupus should surround themselves with a good support network of friends, family and other people who understand the disease and the effects it can have on a person emotionally, as well as physically.

Our resident columnist, Kellie McRae writes about how important support groups are for lupus patients.

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