Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Emotional Health

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RA patients are known to have a higher rate of depression than the general population.  Concerns with lifestyle, mobility and appearance contribute to poor emotional health, and concern for the future may contribute to anxiety.  Through management of emotional health, though, an RA patient can live an active, healthy lifestyle with a high quality-of-life.

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There are several myths regarding RA that help lead to the stigma surrounding the disease.    Myth: Arthritis is just aches and pains.  When people hear the word arthritis, they often think simply of aches and pains. Usually, they don’t think about other issues RA can cause. They don’t know the realities of the…

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Lene Andersen, Health Guide, posted The Month Ahead: RA and Pain Awareness Does your rheumatoid arthritis (RA) give you chronic pain? How much does it…

09/01/14

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Lene Andersen, Health Guide, posted The Month Ahead: Stigma Contest and… Wow! Over several weeks in June and July, the community sent in some…

08/04/14

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Lene Andersen, Health Guide, commented on RA Stigma Is Related to Myths Thank you for this wonderfully clear outline of the causes of RA stigma, Leslie. As you…

07/31/14

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Lene Andersen, Health Guide, commented on OCD and RA : The Invisible Connection… Thank you so much for sharing your experience of what it's really like to…

07/23/14

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