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Depression is a Risk-factor for Lupus, Study Shows

Depression is a Risk-factor for Lupus, Study Shows

A 20-year study of women with lupus has found strong evidence that depression increases a person’s risk of developing lupus. That insight casts doubt on the generally accepted belief that depression is simply a by-product of having lupus. If depression is the chicken and lupus is the egg, the researchers found that the chicken could come first.