Why depression is so common in the people living with arthritis???
Because dealing with a chronic disease is stressful.. Stress may occur because of the painful disease or because of inability of doing things independently which they used to do….
Edwards,Phd, a clinical psychologist at Duke University in Carolena specialized in Chronic pain management says that it is common for people to feel anxious about becoming disabled or needing too much help from the family and even feeling changes in their body..
Depression may worsen the pain in people as it lessens the encouragement to keep up with the medication and exercises.. The worse they felt emotionally, the worst they perceive their pain to be…
It is true that people suffering from RA are the ones who suffer from depression as well, but that kind of depression can be curable just by being motivated and encouraged and self trust….