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What do I need to know about depression and psoriatic arthritis (PsA)?

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Not everyone who has psoriatic arthritis have depression. But depression can go along with this condition. If you have depression symptoms, tell your doctor.

SOURCES:

McDonough, E. , published online April 2014. Journal of Rheumatology

National Psoriasis Foundation: “About Psoriatic Arthritis,” “Prone to depression? Your immune system may be to blame,” “Diagnosing Psoriatic Arthritis,” “Psoriatic arthritis can make it hard to work, study finds,” “The link between psoriatic disease and mental illness.”

Mayo Clinic: “Is there a link between pain and depression?”

Harvard Health Publications: “Exercise and Depression.”

National Institute of Mental Health: “Suicide Prevention,” “Depression.”

Steger, M.F. , April 2009. Journal of Counseling Psychology

Sneed, R.S. , June 2013. Psychology and Aging

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Treating Psoriatic Arthritis.”

Fleming, P. , published online Dec. 10, 2014. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 05, 2018

SOURCES:

McDonough, E. , published online April 2014. Journal of Rheumatology

National Psoriasis Foundation: “About Psoriatic Arthritis,” “Prone to depression? Your immune system may be to blame,” “Diagnosing Psoriatic Arthritis,” “Psoriatic arthritis can make it hard to work, study finds,” “The link between psoriatic disease and mental illness.”

Mayo Clinic: “Is there a link between pain and depression?”

Harvard Health Publications: “Exercise and Depression.”

National Institute of Mental Health: “Suicide Prevention,” “Depression.”

Steger, M.F. , April 2009. Journal of Counseling Psychology

Sneed, R.S. , June 2013. Psychology and Aging

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Treating Psoriatic Arthritis.”

Fleming, P. , published online Dec. 10, 2014. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 05, 2018

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