OK ..i am sick of writing about this damn life stealing and soul stealing RA crapola that ive had sooo enuff of,,
i am gonna find a PT job SOON and start working again,i cant live w/myself,,i may or may NOT blog,,i dont know,,all i know is im sick sick sick OF thnking feeling and dealing with R A.... its too much for me.
LOOK what dumped into my mailbox,,perfect timing,
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Mental Health Issues Among Arthritis Patients
By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News EditorReviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on June 15, 2009
Sixty-three percent of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) also suffer from psychiatric disorders. The majority of these (87 percent) occur in the depressive spectrum.
The findings emanate from a new study presented today at the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Interestingly, over half (52 percent) of the patients studied indicated that they had experienced stress events before the onset of their RA.
The study also revealed a number of other interesting findings about the emotional burden of RA:
Cognitive dysfunction was diagnosed in 23 percent of patients, with 16 percent of this attributed to depression
A third suffered from sleep disorders
Those with depression also exhibited more severe RA (measured by X-ray), greater functional insufficiency and pain, as well as having received less aggressive treatment than patients without depression. (No significant differences in age, duration of illness, gender or standardized scores were noted between the two groups)
Significantly, cognitive impairments were found more often (p=0.02) in patients older than 50 years (39 percent vs. 9 percent)
The age of the first prednisone intake was significantly higher (p<0.05)>Psychiatric disorders are a very common comorbidity for people with RA, and they tend to be stress-related and associated with disease activity and chronic pain.
“Evaluating and addressing the mental health of those with RA should be a regular feature of rheumatology practice to improve quality of life and reduce the potentially distressing psychological burden of RA.”
Source: European League Against Rheumatism
Yep ... says it all here ..
this world is becoming vey unstable,,and now the people in china are protesting against injustice and suppression:
scary times welive in,,as long as ther people gget justic,,everything is OK,,when u screw the people,,we r not gonna take it laying down,,"nice"doesnt get you anywhere! gotta fight for the right or " injustice " wins -