My daughter was diagnosed with Idiopathic thrombocytopenia when she was 14. She is 30 now. Her greatest trial has been mental health issues, severe depression and agoraphobia, which I believe is related to her disease. Not only from the stress of it, but from the chemical effects the disease has on her brain. Does anyone else relate?
HI, Gram! I haven't seen anything at all in the literature which would connect an autoimmune blood disorder with chemical imbalances in the brain although, as you say, the trials and tribulations themselves of living with the disease could affect mental health.
This is a large community so perhaps someone with personal experience will be along and respond.
Best wishes to you and your daughter. Wildcat
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