Experts call for urgent mental health support for people living with long term autoimmune diseases

A stone statue of a person sat wrapping their arms around their shins, resting their head on their knees.A new study has highlighted the shocking mismatch of clinician and patients experiences of neurological and mental health issues in people with autoimmune rheumatological conditions.

More than half of patients with auto-immune conditions experience mental health conditions such as depression or anxiety, yet the majority are rarely or never asked in clinic about mental health symptoms, according to new research from the University of Cambridge and King’s College London.