London: Arthritis` painful condition triggers severe depression among millions of its sufferers, says a new survey.Three out of five people with arthritis are brought low by chronic pain, with women worst affected, and half of the people in their 20s and 30s report that arthritis-related pain prevents them going out socially and leading a normal life.
Women and young people aged 34 and under were most likely to be forced into staying at home rather than having a social life, with up to two-thirds leading reclusive lives.Three out of four people with arthritis say the pain prevents them sleeping through the night, and one-third say it stops them having an intimate relationship.Neil Betteridge, chief executive of Arthritis Care, said: "This report starkly highlights the devastating and far-reaching effect arthritis pain has on people`s lives."IANS
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