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What are some psychosocial aspects of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)?
Daniel Furst, MD
University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Date Added: 06/26/13

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a systemic disease, so patients really always feel tired. When you feel tired all the time, and you hurt all the time, it's not surprising that many of these patients are depressed and feeling anxious. They are worried about the drugs; about the side effects of the drugs. So...
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Dr. Daniel Furst is the first Carl M Pearson Professor in Rheumatology. He has been on a number of national committees concerned with rheumatic therapeutics, including as a member and Fellow in the American College of Rheumatology and The American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. He has also been a member of the Arthritis Advisory Committee for the FDA. He currently serves as Chairman of the Innovative Therapies Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology and Clinical Abstracts Selection Chair for the National American College of Rheumatology meeting and Chairman of the Standing Committee on Clinical Trials for the International League Against Rheumatism. Dr. Furst has published more than 400 articles and 12 books, including more than 180 research articles and more than 210 reviews or chapters in addition to two editions of a book on scleroderma. Dr. Furst's areas of research interest include RA, scleroderma and polymyosistis/dermatomyositis.
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