What’s new: cannabinoids, mindfulness, and the depression-arthritis connection.
Inflammation may underlie the link between major depressive disorder and RA.
When disease activity is high and/or function impaired, consider depression a likely comorbidity that may be a result of inflammation.
Controlling depressive symptoms in patients with early inflammatory polyarthritis could affect disease outcomes, researchers suggest.
Study shows increased cardiovascular disease risk in RA. Screening and treatment recommended.