Ankylosing Spondylitis and Depression: 6 Ways to Cope

Everyday Health—June 1, 2016

Everyday Health writer Beth Orenstein explains that living with chronic conditions like ankylosing spondylitis (AS) can increase the risk of developing depression.

According to Susan M. Goodman, MD, a rheumatologist at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), "The higher rates of depression and anxiety in people with AS can be related to the disease itself. Pain is a significant contributor to depression."

Adena Batterman, LCSW, senior manager of the Inflammatory Arthritis Support and Education Programs at HSS notes, "Depending on the severity of the illness, individuals may experience difficulty with everyday tasks and activities. These profound changes can contribute to feelings of sadness, frustration, and loss."

To read more, visit EverydayHealth.com.

 

 

Find a Physician

Conditions & Treatments

graphic: adult outline graphic: child outline
Select A Body Part
Conditions: Adult head Conditions: Adult spine Conditions: Adult shoulder Conditions: Adult elbow Conditions: Adult hand Conditions: Adult hip Conditions: Adult knee Conditions: Adult ankle Conditions: Adult head Conditions: Adult full body Conditions: Child spine Conditions: Child elbow Conditions: Child hip Conditions: Child hand Conditions: Child knee Conditions: Child ankle Conditions: Child full body

Complete Listing »

Media Contacts

Tracy Hickenbottom
Monique Irons
Sherry Randolph

212.606.1197
mediarelations@hss.edu

Social Media Contacts

Andrew Worob
Otis Gamboa
socialmediacontact@hss.edu