Our last Topic of the Month discussion for 2017 is 'Depression & Anxiety'.
Depression and anxiety can commonly occur in people with lupus. It is often difficult to determine whether they are an integral part of lupus (as it is in some people), where management of the lupus itself often lifts these feelings; whether they have arisen in response to having a chronic painful illness; or whether they are part of an unrelated psychological condition.
We want to hear if you have any tips for coping with depression and anxiety if you have lupus. Have you found a particular therapy such as counselling or CBT helpful? Have any lifestyle adjustments helped you manage better? Do you have a good support network for when you need it?
We would like to hear all of your tips and experiences (good and bad) and we’ll compile them towards the end of the month for an article. Please share in the comments section below, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The article itself will be posted on the LUPUS UK Blog at
All submissions will be anonymised.