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Sjogren Syndrome (cont.)

Sjögren's Syndrome Support Groups and Counseling

Living with the effects of Sjögren's syndrome can be difficult. Sometimes you will feel frustrated, perhaps even angry or resentful. Sometimes it helps to have someone to talk to.

This is the purpose of support groups. Support groups consist of people in the same situation you are in. They come together to help each other and to help themselves. Support groups provide reassurance, motivation, and inspiration. They help you see that your situation is not unique, and that gives you power. They also provide practical tips on coping with this disorder.

Support groups meet in person, on the telephone, or on the Internet. To find a support group that works for you, contact the following organization or look on the Internet. If you do not have access to the Internet, go to the public library.

  • Sjögren's Syndrome Foundation
    800-475-6473 (voice mail only)

For More Information on Sjögren's syndrome

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), National Institutes of Health, Questions and Answers about Sjögren's Syndrome

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR),

National Institutes of Health, Sjögren's Syndrome

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS),

National Institutes of Health, , NINDS Sjögren's Syndrome Information Page

Sjögren's Syndrome Foundation

Medically reviewed by Kirkwood Johnston, MD; American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Rheumatology

REFERENCE:

"Diagnosis and classification of Sjögren's syndrome"

UpToDate.com


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/8/2015
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