Pain symptoms in depression: definition and clinical significance


Katona, Cornelius, Peveler, Robert, Dowrick, Christopher, Wessely, Simon, Feinmann, Charlotte, Gask, Linda, Lloyd, Huw, Williams, Amanda C. and Wager, Elizabeth (2005) Pain symptoms in depression: definition and clinical significance. Clinical Medicine, Journal of the Royal College of Physicians, 5, (4), 390-395.

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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
ISSNs: 1470-2118 (print)
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Keywords: review,depression, research
Subjects: R Medicine > RB Pathology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Clinical Neurosciences
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine
ePrint ID: 62438
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2008
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:44
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/62438

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