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.
Mental health is clearly tied to disease activity in RA. Here: the implications for clinical practice.
This study suggests a link between inflammatory arthritis and the development of serious mental health consequences.
Anxiety and depression, often under-recognized and undertreated, may contribute to poorer outcomes.