Arthritis and Depression

“It just seemed so pointless,” recalls Helen, who has lived with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) for decades. “I couldn’t lift my… Read More

Thinking Straight With Arthritis

You wake up from a poor night’s sleep. You’re stiff all over. Your joints ache. This arthritis is not only… Read More

What It Means To Be Resilient

Dr. Random has two patients — Mary and Hope — who both have fairly severe arthritis. Mary has stopped working,… Read More

Being Sick in a Healthy World

The doctor complimented his patient for responding well to the biologic medicine he had prescribed to treat her rheumatoid arthritis… Read More

Socratic Dialogue

The Greek philosopher Socrates believed that it was the task of the teacher to elicit from students what they already… Read More

What Is Quality of Life?

A woman and her husband sat with their therapist, talking over the impact of her recent diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis… Read More

Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday

The holidays may be the season for decorating the Christmas tree, lighting the kinara, and frying up potato latkes, but… Read More

Resources for Managing Depression

Depression gets less attention than many of the other conditions that frequently accompany arthritis. But it can be just as… Read More