Friday, May 25, 2012

Arthritis Sufferers likely to suffer anxiety, depression

Study finds 1/3rd those with Arthritis suffer from anxiety or depression


A new national study finds that one-third of people with arthritis also experience anxiety or depression. This combination of physical and mental impairments points to the complexity of chronic illness and the importance of working closely with physicians to document these conditions, according to Allsup, which provides Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) representation and Medicare plan selection services.

The study, reported this spring by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, analyzed data gathered from nearly 1,800 U.S. adults in the Arthritis Conditions and Health Effects Survey. The CDC noted that about 50 million adults have arthritis or other related conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia or gout.

Read more at Houston Chronicle

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