depression and arthritis

Arthritis & Depression

People with arthritis have high rates of depression and anxiety. Many of those affected don’t receive mental health treatment – which could potentially help with their physical arthritis symptoms. Learn more about the link between arthritis and depression in the articles below:

Treating Depression and Anxiety in Arthritis

Caring for your arthritis and emotional health are hard when you feel down or worried. But pain, mental health and disability are strongly linked, so treating them all will allow your health to shine. Read More >>

Doctors Should Watch for Depression in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Suffer from arthritis? Depression may follow. Study linking rheumatoid arthritis and depression shows patients with arthritis and depression unlikely to talk to their doctor. Read More >>

Depression Can Worsen Joint Pain

Depression could make symptoms of knee osteoarthritis feel even worse, according to a study published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Read More >>

The Arthritis-Depression Connection

Having any form of arthritis can lead to depression or anxiety. In turn, depression and anxiety can make your arthritis worse. Read More >>

Stress and Worry Affect RA

Daily stresses can lead to fatigue in people with rheumatoid arthritis RA but worrying can make a range of symptoms worse. Read More >>

When to See a Doctor About Depression

Think you're suffering from depression? Read more to find out the symptoms of depression and we'll help you figure out when to see a doctor about depression. Read More >>

Antidepressants: OK for RA?

Are antidepressants OK for RA? Discover what you need to know if your doctor recommends them in addition to your other arthritis treatments. Read More >>

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