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:

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 >>

One-Third of People With Arthritis Have Anxiety and Depression

A new study shows these conditions are underdiagnosed – but treatment could help with pain and function. 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 >>

Depression Common in Rheumatoid Arthritis

A new study suggests that more than half of people who have rheumatoid arthritis also suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder, most commonly depression. 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 >>

Depression and RA

How does depression play a role in rheumatoid arthritis? Those with RA are 40 percent more likely to show signs of depression. Find out what to look for. Read More >>

The Connection Between Inflammation and Depression

Does RA-related inflammation cause depression, or does depression make RA disease activity worse? Researchers investigate the link between RA and depression. Read More >>