Prevalence and Severity of Depression and Anxiety in Patients With Systemic Sclerosis: An Epidemiologic Survey and Investigation of Clinical Correlates.

@article{Faezi2017PrevalenceAS,
  title={Prevalence and Severity of Depression and Anxiety in Patients With Systemic Sclerosis: An Epidemiologic Survey and Investigation of Clinical Correlates.},
  author={Seyedeh Tahereh Faezi and Pedram Paragomi and Ashraf Shahali and Maryam Akhlaghkhah and Mahmood Akbarian and Maassoomeh Akhlaghi and Masoumeh Kheirandish and Farhad Gharibdoost},
  journal={Journal of clinical rheumatology : practical reports on rheumatic & musculoskeletal diseases},
  year={2017},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={80-86}
}
BACKGROUND Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a chronic multisystem connective tissue disorder with detrimental impact on quality of life. Patients with SSc face emotional distress and frequently meet criteria for a psychiatric disorder. However, the pattern of psychiatric manifestations may vary according to socioethnic background. OBJECTIVES We investigated the prevalence of depressive and anxiety symptoms and examined their association with sociodemographic and clinical factors in Iranian SSc… CONTINUE READING

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Systemic sclerosis ( SSc ) is a chronic multisystem connective tissue disorder with detrimental impact on quality of life .
Systemic sclerosis ( SSc ) is a chronic multisystem connective tissue disorder with detrimental impact on quality of life .
Systemic sclerosis ( SSc ) is a chronic multisystem connective tissue disorder with detrimental impact on quality of life .
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