Arthritis patients who believed they were more limited by their condition had a greater risk of being depressed than their counterparts who thought their condition was not very limiting, according to a study published in the journal Arthritis. "To reduce the risk of depression in adults with arthritis, it may be critical not only to alleviate the physical symptoms contributing to functional limitation but also to teach coping skills that can help physically limited individuals maintain their daily routine as much as possible," researchers said.

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