Kim Kardashian Holds Lupus Diagnosis Responsible for Setting Off Her Depression
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In an episode of 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians', the wife of Kanye West reveals how she pulled herself together despite her fear that the disease would negatively impact her life.

AceShowbiz - Kim Kardashian found herself battling depression after she was diagnosed with lupus, because she feared the auto-immune disease would negatively impact her life with her four children.

The 38-year-old reality star's health issues were documented in a recent episode of the family's TV series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians", when she was seen testing positive for antibodies which suggest she has lupus.

Getting such a diagnosis was a big shock for the star, who had no idea she had the condition, and left her suffering from a bit of depression as she tried to come to terms with how much the disease would affect her life.

"When you do have a diagnosis - or you get tested for something and you get a result that you weren't expecting - you definitely get in your head and for a second you kinda get this little depression of, like, 'OK, what are all of the possibilities that can happen? What's my life gonna look like? I really wanna be active for my kids.' And so it triggers something," she explained.

But after allowing herself a brief period to wallow, Kim quickly pulled herself together for the sake of her four children - North, six, Saint, three, 19-month-old Chicago and four-month-old Psalm, who she shares with husband Kanye West.

"I really had to get myself together because I do have kids and I do have a family that I just have to be positive and get it together for," she explained. "No matter what's going on in your life, you can take that time to grieve for a second... and then figure out how to be positive about it because it's not going to change. There's no point in being depressed and staying in that headspace, but I felt it for a minute."

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