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Pain symptoms in depression: definition and clinical significance

Katona, Cornelius, Peveler, Robert, Dowrick, Christopher, Wessely, Simon, Feinmann, Charlotte, Grask, Linda, Lloyd, Huw, Williams, Amanda C., Wager, Elizabeth (2005) Pain symptoms in depression: definition and clinical significance. Clinical Medicine, 5 (4). pp. 390-395. ISSN 1470-2118. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:12150)

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: comorbidity consensus definition depression pain
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: M.P. Stone
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2008 15:31 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:22 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/12150 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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