Prevalence of depression and depressive symptoms in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: Iranian experience

@article{Zakeri2010PrevalenceOD,
  title={Prevalence of depression and depressive symptoms in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: Iranian experience},
  author={Zahra Zakeri and Mansoor Shakiba and Behzad Narouie and Nikol Mladkova and Mohammad Ghasemi-rad and Alireza Khosravi},
  journal={Rheumatology International},
  year={2010},
  volume={32},
  pages={1179-1187}
}
Psychiatric disorders including depression represent clinical manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Recognition of depression in SLE patients is of utmost importance since it is treatable and can be of fatal consequences if unrecognized. This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of depression and depressive symptoms in SLE patients in terms of age, gender, disease duration and severity, and duration of steroid treatment in SLE patients. Eighty-five SLE patients (77… 

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