Katona, C. and Peveler, R. and Dowrick, C. and Wessely, S. and Feinmann, C. and Grask, L. and Lloyd, H. and Williams, A.C. and Wager, E. (2005) Pain symptoms in depression: definition and clinical significance. Clinical Medicine, 5 (4). pp. 390-395. ISSN 1470-2118.
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This article presents the findings of a focused literature review and consensus meetings on the definition and clinical significance of painful symptoms in patients with depression. About 50% of depressed patients report pain, and many types of pain occur more frequently in people with depression than in those without. There is some evidence that pain in depressed patients is associated with a poor response to treatment. Pain and depression may share common pathways and may both respond to treatment with certain antidepressants. Doctors need to be alert to pain in depressed patients and be prepared to treat it.
|Uncontrolled keywords:||comorbidity consensus definition depression pain|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > Kent Institute of Medicine and Health Sciences (KIMHS)|
|Depositing User:||M.P. Stone|
|Date Deposited:||09 Sep 2008 15:31|
|Last Modified:||09 Sep 2008 15:33|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/12150 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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