Lupus can affect your CNS. As such, many of us suffer with depression - in fact, Lupus can bring on clinical depression.
These are among the most common psychological and physical symptoms of clinical depression:
- Feelings of helplessness or hopelessness
- Crying (often without reason)
- Insomnia or restless sleep, or sleeping too much
- Changes in appetite leading to weight loss or weight gain
- Feelings of uneasiness, anxiety, or irritability
- Feelings of guilt or regret
- Lowered self-esteem or feelings of worthlessness
- Inability to concentrate or difficulty thinking
- Diminished memory and recall
- Lack of interest in things formerly enjoyed
- Lack of energy
- General slowing and clouding of mental functions
- Diminished sexual interest and/or perfor*mance
- Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide
If untreated, clinical depression can lead to a complete psychological collapse, often called a nervous breakdown. So, this question would seem to suggest that your doctors are attempting to ascertain if your Lupus has affected your Central Nervous System. That is my best guess (lol). I hope that it was a bit helpful.
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