Overview, Signs, Symptoms & Treatments
There are many issues that people living with arthritis have to manage. Once you have been diagnosed with a chronic lifelong condition you can experience many difficulties such as;
o On-going physical problems and pain
o Managing your medication
o Having to attend regular medical appointments
o Managing work and adjusting to an altered lifestyle
All of these factors can contribute to emotional distress. Common symptoms of low mood and anxiety include loss of interest in pleasurable activities/lack of energy, feeling that the future is bleak, having trouble thinking clearly and feeling lonely and isolated.
There is a strong link between emotional well-being and general good health. Improving one will improve the other.
Signs & symptoms
Treatments that may help
We are here to help
Feeling stressed, worried, depressed? Trouble sleeping or feeling angry? Is your long term physical health condition getting you down? Contact us to discuss ways that we can help you.
We are not a crisis centre
In the middle of a mental health crisis it can be difficult to know what to do and who to contact for assistance.
In an Immediate Crisis:
If you are concerned about yours or someone else’s immediate safety, then call 999 for emergency services.