Cognitive and emotional disturbances in systemic lupus erythematosus

E. M. Wekking, J. C. Nossent, A. P. Van Dam, A. J G Swaak

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Do patients with central nervous system systemic lupus erythematosus (CNS-SLE) demonstrate more cognitive and emotional disturbances than SLE patients without cerebral involvement (non-CNS-SLE) and patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)? Test results indicated that CNS-SLE patients performed less well on two concentration subtests in comparison with both non-CNS-SLE and RA patients and scored higher on three psychopathology scales (boderline personality symptoms, dysthymic symptoms and psychotic depression). The representativity and reliability of the present results will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)126-131
Number of pages6
JournalPsychotherapy and Psychosomatics
Issue number2-4
Publication statusPublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes


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