Arthritis patients twice as likely to suffer from depression

There are 6 comments on the Feb 21, 2008, story titled Arthritis patients twice as likely to suffer from depression. In it, reports that:

“Since many arthritis patients see their rheumatologist more often then their primary-care physician, we recommend that rheumatologists take steps to screen patients for signs of depression”

Washington, Feb 21 : Rheumatoid arthritis patients are twice as likely to suffer from depression, a new study has found. via

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gary simonds

United States

#1 Feb 22, 2008
did it take a study to tell you this??? this is common sense.why waist taxpayers money on things that are very clear just ask anybody that has arthritis how fun it is!! it would make anybody depressed


#2 Sep 24, 2013
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Since: Oct 13

Latham, NY

#4 Nov 10, 2013
Depression in RA patients is associated with increased levels of pain.This association has been shown to remain significant even after the degree of disease activity has been controlled.


#5 Jan 30, 2014
I've been on Effexor from only one week but am cautiously very optimistic. Prior to this I was on citalopram but still feeling very low and sleeping poorly, feeling like I needed to be in bed 12-16 hours a day. Now I am waking naturally after only 8 hours sleep and finding it much easier to concentrate at work. I can hardly believe it is working so quickly but I feel so much better. I've had no side effects.

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#6 Mar 22, 2014
There are ways to manage arthritis, such as therapies that can help you overcome the condition and performing activities that avoids the affected part. Medicines also play a vital role for treatment, like celebrex. Read more info here -
tommy T

Lexington, KY

#9 Jun 7, 2014
I have heart problems and cannot take anti-inflammatorys... yet I have arthritis pretty bad. Anyone know of "heart safe" meds or natural treatments etc... that work good?

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