• Depression may increase systemic lupus erythematosus risk

    10 days ago - By Healio

    Andrea L. Roberts
    Results from a 20-year cohort study revealed that women with a history of depression had a more than twofold increased risk for systemic lupus erythematosus compared to those without depression.
    These longitudinal study findings, published in JAMA Psychiatry, further support prior evidence that depression may be a causal risk factor for autoimmune disease.
    “There is some evidence that depression may increase risk of autoimmune diseases,” Andrea L. Roberts, PhD, of Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, told Healio Psychiatry. “However, there have
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