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.
When you’re coping with RA, sometimes it’s hard to know what you can and cannot do. I think a lot of times, we err on the side of caution, and we become very limited. There’s a difference between pushing yourself to the breaking point, and pushing yourself in a good way, a productive…