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.
I am sitting on my front porch drinking my first cup of coffee this morning. The air is fresh with a slight chill. Nothing like drinking hot, steaming coffee on a beautiful fall morning. The southern sky is a baby blue color today, with muted shades of pink and yellow streaks just above the treeline. The breeze is gentle.…