Identifying the type of depression present in an individual with or at-risk for symptomatic knee osteoarthritis can help clinicians best target therapies to reduce pain and disability over time, according to a new study.
Be aware of the relationship between pain and negative adaptive behaviors, especially in teenagers.
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.