Does Lupus Increase Risk of Psychiatric Issues?

Psychologically, SLE has been shown to be associated with higher rates of mental illness, and specifically, mood issues. However, no research has looked at the rates of mood issues and personality problems in a sample of individuals with SLE compared to those without. To fill this void in clinical research, Faruk Uguz, Associate Professor of the Department of Psychiatry at the Meram Faculty of Medicine at Konya University in Turkey recently led a study involving 60 individuals without SLE and 45 individuals with SLE.