Recent research has shown that arthritis suffers often have difficulty maintaining emotional balance. Pain triggers intense activity in the parts of the brain that regulate emotion. It is, therefore, vital that arthritis sufferers work daily limiting pain through diet and exercise, then surround themselves with the people and activities that remind them of the things that make them happy.

Arthritis and emotional balance
Diet and exercise may provide the boost in mood that you need, or may supplement anti-depressants.

Finding pleasure in living with arthritis
Continuing to find happiness in the things you enjoy is vital to maintaining emotional balance when coping with arthritis.