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Does Rheumatoid Arthritis Impact Your Chances of Depression?

U.S. News & World Report—May 24, 2017

U.S. News & World Report featured Adena Batterman, MSW, LCSW, HSS social worker and senior manager of the inflammatory arthritis support and education program, on the chances of depression for those with rheumatoid arthritis.

"Research indicates that depression and depressive symptoms are significantly more common in RA than in the general public," said Batterman.

"A diagnosis of RA is a life-altering experience that can have a profound impact on one's quality of life," she added. "Chronic pain and fatigue affect daily functioning. An altered sense of self and changes in relationships, work and family roles can all contribute to increased anxiety and depression."

Read the full article at health.usnews.com



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