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dc.contributor.authorLindal, E
dc.contributor.authorThorlacius, S
dc.contributor.authorSteinsson, K
dc.contributor.authorStefansson, J G
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-12T11:44:24Z
dc.date.available2010-10-12T11:44:24Z
dc.date.issued1995
dc.date.submitted2010-11-12
dc.identifier.citationScand. J. Rheumatol. 1995, 24(6):346-51en
dc.identifier.issn0300-9742
dc.identifier.pmid8610218
dc.identifier.doi10.3109/03009749509095179
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/112833
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractThe prevalence of lifetime psychiatric disorders was investigated among all known systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients in Iceland. The participation rate was 81%. Over 49% of the subjects received a lifetime psychiatric diagnosis. The number of diagnoses per person was 2.3. The most common disorder among those with a disorder was phobia (56%), followed by generalized anxiety (12%). Agoraphobia with and without panic, simple, social phobia, and alcohol abuse were found to be more common among the SLE patients in comparison with a population sample (p < 0.02; p < 0.0001; p < 0.001; p < 0.0001; p < 0.05, respectively). A possible explanation of the high rate of phobia may be related to the nature of clinical disfiguring facial skin rashes which may lead to social withdrawal.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3109/03009749509095179en
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshAgeden
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and overen
dc.subject.meshCohort Studiesen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshIcelanden
dc.subject.meshLupus Erythematosus, Systemicen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden
dc.subject.meshNeurotic Disordersen
dc.subject.meshPhobic Disordersen
dc.subject.meshPrevalenceen
dc.titlePsychiatric disorders among subjects with systemic lupus erythematosus in an unselected populationen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Psychiatry, National University Hospital, Reykjavík, Iceland.en
dc.identifier.journalScandinavian journal of rheumatologyen
html.description.abstractThe prevalence of lifetime psychiatric disorders was investigated among all known systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients in Iceland. The participation rate was 81%. Over 49% of the subjects received a lifetime psychiatric diagnosis. The number of diagnoses per person was 2.3. The most common disorder among those with a disorder was phobia (56%), followed by generalized anxiety (12%). Agoraphobia with and without panic, simple, social phobia, and alcohol abuse were found to be more common among the SLE patients in comparison with a population sample (p < 0.02; p < 0.0001; p < 0.001; p < 0.0001; p < 0.05, respectively). A possible explanation of the high rate of phobia may be related to the nature of clinical disfiguring facial skin rashes which may lead to social withdrawal.


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