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Self-harm rates high in ankylosing spondylitis

Patients with ankylosing spondylitis are almost twice as likely to self harm as the general population, with many incidents involving poisoning. Although a higher prevalence of psychiatric comorbidities, including depressive disorder, has been demonstrated in patients with ankylosing spondylitis, there has been little data on the risk of serious mental health outcomes following diagnosis with ...

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