Fewer than one in five scleroderma patients seek help from mental health services, an international study found.
The patients most often turned to general practitioners as their providers of mental health care, followed by psychologists and psychiatrists.
The study, “Mental health care use and associated factors in systemic sclerosis: A scleroderma patient-centered intervention network cohort study,” was published in ACR Open Rheumatology by a team of researchers at the Scleroderma Patient-Centered Intervention Network (SPIN).
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