Topics tagged with "Arthritis"

Rheumatoid arthritis

How is rheumatoid arthritis related to risk for bipolar disorder? Rheumatoid arthritis is a common systemic inflammatory disorder primarily affecting synovial joints. Peripheral inflammation can up-regulate neuroinflammation, inducing neurological damage that can affect mood and cognition. Chronic neuroinflammation has been proposed to be a contributory factor in the development of bipolar disorder, with studies demonstrating elevated inflammatory markers in people with the disorder. What is the evidence for rheumatoid arthritis? Moderate quality evidence finds a medium-sized increased risk of bipolar disorder in people with rheumatoid arthritis compared to people without rheumatoid arthritis. October 2021 Image: ©horillaz@Photo3D Рstock.adobe.com

Musculoskeletal and connective tissues

How are musculoskeletal and connective tissue abnormalities related to schizophrenia? People with schizophrenia show increased rates of co-occurring conditions, including various disorders affecting the musculoskeletal system. Common disorders include; osteoporosis and the less severe osteopenia, which occur when bones lose minerals more quickly than the body can replace them, causing a loss of bone thickness; rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus result from a malfunctioning immune system that mistakenly attacks healthy tissue; and ankylosing spondylitis is a type of inflammatory arthritis that mainly affects the spine. What is the evidence for comorbid musculoskeletal and connective tissue abnormalities? Moderate quality evidence…

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