Arthritis and Anxiety: A Common Combination

Pain from arthritis can affect you mentally, but there are ways to calm the apprehension and help ease your pain in the process.

Arthritis hurts, and your body knows it. But, the condition can take a toll on your mental health as well. For many of those with arthritis who carry on day to day in persistent discomfort, their emotional resources can be drained.While both depression and anxiety are common among people suffering from chronic disease, anxiety is actually twice as common in those diagnosed with arthritis or other rheumatic conditions, according to a study published in Arthritis Care & Research (April 2012).
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