Many people who suffer from chronic long term conditions like arthritis have symptoms like pain and weakness, and may one day experience disability. People with long-term health conditions are alsolikely to suffer from depression and anxiety. For anyone who has been diagnosed with these conditions this may come as no surprise. Research shows there may be a link between inflammation from arthritis causing or contributing to depression. There are ways you can manage arthritis and depression/anxiety while learning to live with them successfully. First, let’s look at why the two conditions appear to be linked.