Mood disorder risk for arthritis patients

Friday 31st October, 2008

Do you have arthritis? The latest results from a worldwide study have suggested that people with arthritis have an increased chance of suffering mental health problems and mood or anxiety disorders.

Over 85,000 adults across Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, South Pacific and the Americas were surveyed to assess links between arthritis and mood disorders.

Those with arthritis were nearly twice as likely to suffer anxiety disorders than those people with no joint condition. And people suffering with arthritis were also one and half times more likely to have an alcohol related problem. The results were similar across all the continents surveyed.

Alternative medicine and complementary therapy has a number of beneficial treatments for the relief of arthritic pain and the treatment of mood related disorders.

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