Pain symptoms in depression: definition and clinical significance

Katona, Cornelius and Peveler, Robert and Dowrick, Christopher and Wessely, Simon and Feinmann, Charlotte and Grask, Linda and Lloyd, Huw and Williams, Amanda C. and 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)

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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.

Item Type: Article
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: 28 May 2014 07:44
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