Eric L. Patterson, LPC, is a professional counselor in western Pennsylvania, who has been working for over a decade to help his clients live happier lives. By night, he is a dad, husband, runner and freelance writer specializing in transferring his mental health knowledge and experience into clear, actionable content for his readers.
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As soon as you're diagnosed, you begin the coping process. Counselor Eric Patterson shares some positive strategies for coping with rheumatoid arthritis.
Physical and mental health challenges can overlap, triggering low moods and feelings of helplessness. Here's What to know about RA and mental health.
Set your eyes on a treatment that improves your health on multiple levels. There is no better way than to be creative with art therapy for RA.
RA causes so much pain, discomfort and frustration that pessimism can easily take hold. Optimism doesn't come back on its own – you have to fight for it.
The remedies you can utilize to improve your RA will improve your mood and vice versa. Follow these tips to get the most out of your spring.
Many people struggle with understanding rheumatoid arthritis, as it doesn't have an obvious visible impact. Consider these tips for helping them get there.
RA and isolation easily go hand in hand, if you let them. Counselor Eric Patterson discusses the temptation to isolated yourself and fighting against it.
Have you tried PMR for rheumatoid arthritis? Progressive muscle relaxation may help you to loosen your stiff joints and muscles.