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Depression in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review of the literature with meta-analysis.

Authors
  • Dickens, Chris
  • McGowan, Linda
  • Clark-Carter, David
  • Creed, Francis
Type
Published Article
Journal
Psychosomatic medicine
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2002
Volume
64
Issue
1
Pages
52–60
Identifiers
PMID: 11818586
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Depression is more common in patients with rheumatoid arthritis than in healthy individuals. This difference is not due to sociodemographic differences between groups, but it may be attributable, in part, to the levels of pain experienced. Variation in the methods of assessing depression partly accounts for the differences among studies examining the levels of depression in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

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