Appearance Concerns Related To Depression In Patients With Rheumatic Disease

Mon, 05 Mar 2007 07:00 AM EST

... Patients with rheumatic disease can experience physical deformities, especially of the hands and feet in the case of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), or skin rashes and lesions and hand deformity in the case of systemic lupus erthyematosus. Few studies on body image concerns have been conducted, but research shows that women with lupus and RA have poorer body image than healthy women. [click link for full article] ...