Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) affects more than your physical body. The condition has a mental and emotional side, too. The symptoms that are common with PsA, such as chronic joint pain and mobility issues, can influence your outlook and emotions on a day-to-day basis.
If PsA is contributing to feelings of stress, sadness, or anxiety, it may also affect your ability to manage the condition itself. This can create a feedback loop — so it’s important to take steps to address both your physical and mental health.
Here, you can check in with yourself by answering some simple questions about how you’re feeling and how you’re staying engaged with the world, whether through work or your social life. Then you’ll receive an instant assessment, along with specific resources to help you manage the emotional side of the condition.