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Focus on Effects of Chinese Medicine on Improving Anxiety-Depression and Quality of Life of Patients with Primary Sjögren’s Syndrome

Abstract

Primary Sjögren’s syndrome (pSS) is a chronic autoimmune disease with a long duration of illness, for which there is no cure. Patients often suffer from anxiety and depression due to various reasons, exhibiting a decline in their quality of life. Chinese medicine (CM) has certain advantages in the treatment of pSS, which not only helps relieve clinical symptoms and improve treatment outcomes, but also reduces anxiety and depression and improves the quality of life. Therefore, CM should be considered as early as possible given its effectiveness and synergistic effects in treating pSS.

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Supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 81473604) and Natural Science Foundation of Zhejiang Province, China (No. LY19H270013)

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Wu, Gl., Li, Ty. Focus on Effects of Chinese Medicine on Improving Anxiety-Depression and Quality of Life of Patients with Primary Sjögren’s Syndrome. Chin. J. Integr. Med. 26, 486–489 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11655-020-3473-0

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Keywords

  • primary Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Chinese medicine therapy
  • quality of life
  • anxiety and depression