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A new study has found that arthritis is commonly reported in older adults with varying degrees of depression, highlighting the importance of screening and treating arthritis-related pain in these patients.
The study, published in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, set out to determine arthritis rates among older adults in the United States with depressive symptoms. The researchers used National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data from 2011 to 2014 to identify participants aged 50 years and older with depressive symptoms and self-reported physician-diagnosed arthritis.