Lupus and Mental Health

Lupus and Mental Health

 

I can assure you that lupus has a profound effect on a person’s mental and emotional well-being. After diagnosed, you are likely to have experienced psychological and physical problems such as difficulty concentrating or sleeping. You are also very likely to have felt emotions such as grief, fear, anxiety, and depression.

Sometimes, lupus’ mental and emotional effects can be related to the disease process itself or medications used to treat it. Common problems that may be associated with the disease include:

1 Cognitive dysfunction.

2 Depression and anxiety.

3 Mood swings and personality changes.

 

These feelings usually come from:

  • Outward effects of the disease or its treatment.
  • Work and activity limitations.
  • Pain, fatigue, and other physical symptoms.
  • Social isolation.
  • Uncertainty about the future.
  • Difficulty with family relationships.

 

It is essential to getting help for the Emotional Effects of Lupus. My advice is:

  • Educate yourself — and the ones around you.
  • Practice healthy lifestyle habits.
  • Learn stress-management techniques.
  • Do the activities you enjoy.
  • Seeking support.
  • Loving yourself just like you are.

 

You can start reading more about it here: https://www.webmd.com/lupus/guide/psychosocial-aspects-lupus#1

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