This future area of treatment is not a direct player in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, but behavioral approaches for the condition are looking to be critical in the future. Current research already shows that mood is greatly affected among individuals with rheumatoid arthritis; however, changing mood from a negative to a positive affect can be the difference between someone not looking to undergo treatments and alternative treatments and someone who is open to them. In addition to an individual’s general affect, behavioral approaches can help to motivate individuals and to help assess their level of readiness for treatments. Look for this to be a holistic approach for future research options and for treatment options as well.
The research field is looking bright in rheumatoid arthritis and what better to study than inflammation on the body. Future research appears to be taking aim in the inflammatory response with the body, to which researchers are hoping to explore whether or not inflammation in the body can predict the severity of the disease. This focus of study is extremely valuable for doctors and rheumatologists because if the severity is able to be predicted, then the proper care and course of actions can be utilized so that the patient can best be treated. Some stronger forms of rheumatoid arthritis require strong medications whereas some weaker forms of the disease can be treated holistically.