Many with RA will deal with depression, too
Living with RA can take a toll not just on your physical well-being, but your mental well-being as well. In fact, research has found that 11% of individuals with RA experience symptoms of depression. The more severe their condition is, the more depressed they feel. If you start to experience any thoughts of hopelessness or hurting yourself, you should discuss this with your doctor. There are several treatments available to help treat depression, anxiety and other symptoms.