Michael R. Irwin, MD

SOL SCHWARTZ & ASSOC PC

Articles

Behavioral Comorbidities in Rheumatoid Arthritis

August 01, 2008

While tremendous therapeutic advancements have been made, patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have a myriad of comorbidities, including fatigue, depression, and sleep disturbances. Data on the comorbidity of psychiatric disorders with arthritis are also striking: according to the NIMH Catchment Area program, the lifetime prevalence of psychiatric disorders among patients with RA is 63%.