Controlling depressive symptoms in patients with early inflammatory polyarthritis could affect disease outcomes, researchers suggest.
Study shows increased cardiovascular disease risk in RA. Screening and treatment recommended.
Depression is associated with significantly poorer cognitive function in patients with a new diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) as well as in patients with established disease. Intervention trials of antidepressants for a Calgary Depression Scale (CDS) score higher than 6 are clearly indicated in depressed patients with SLE who have cognitive impairment.