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Depression Makes It Tougher to Beat Rheumatoid Arthritis

Depression is considered a "comorbidity" of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). That means it often occurs with RA. It can be hard to maintain a sunny outlook on life when you're living with a painful autoimmune disease that attacks your joints. Depression can make it that much harder to cope with RA.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Both depression and RA have a strong inflammatory component.  Not surprisingly, high-dose fish oil is effective in treating both.

 

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