It was probably a challenge even getting the diagnosis of Lupus for your teen in the first place. Now that you know what it is, you know that Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues and organs. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs.
Treatment for Lupus is primarily medication. However, stress exacerbates the symptoms and stress management therapy must be part of your teen’s treatment plan. We specialize in lifestyle changes, stress management, and coping with a chronic medical condition. Since our doctors specialize in teens with chronic health problems, and specifically Lupus, we know what you are going through and we can help.
By using empirically supported treatments such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Acceptance and Interpersonal Therapy, we can alleviate some of the pain and discomfort.