A variety of mental health methods have been shown to help people who suffer from arthritis.
- Studies have shown that meditation not only helps people reduce pain, but also helps them deal with the pain of their condition.
- In a surprising study, having pets such as a dog or cat was shown to help people who suffered from arthritis. People who had pets reported less pain than those who did not have pets.
- Talk therapy should be considered whenever pain becomes unbearable.
- Depression is a common symptom of someone who is suffering from pain for any length of time. Certain antidepressants have also been shown to help reduce the perception of pain.