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Papers: 25 May 2024 - 31 May 2024






Patterns and prevalence of psychiatric morbidity among individuals with rheumatoid arthritis.


Khan AK, Nabi J, Parrey AH, Rath PD, Lone S


Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disorder that affects the joints, causing inflammation, pain, and potential joint damage. Patients with RA are at high risk of developing psychiatric morbidity; it is important to recognize these psychiatric manifestations. The relationship between psychiatric symptoms and RA is complex and can involve various factors, including the impact of chronic pain, inflammation, medications, and the overall burden of managing a chronic illness.Aim of the study was to systematically investigate and analyze the patterns and prevalence of psychiatric morbidity among individuals diagnosed with RA, with the aim of identifying common mental health conditions, understanding the interplay between RA and psychiatric disorders, and providing valuable insights for improved holistic patient care.