Author(s): Moll LT, Gormsen L, PfeifferJensen M
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Abstract Chronic pain patients frequently suffer from depression. This systematic review finds that patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have a higher prevalence of depression than controls without RA. Depression is related to pain intensity, passive coping strategies and disability. For patients this may result in a decreased quality of life and a shorter lifespan. For society it results in increased health costs.
This article was published in Ugeskr Laeger
and referenced in Rheumatology: Current Research