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Pain symptoms in depression: definition and clinical significance

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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.

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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, 5, (4), pp. 390-395.

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Published date: August 2005
Keywords: review, depression, research

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Local EPrints ID: 62438
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/62438
ISSN: 1470-2118
PURE UUID: eef90856-ef01-417c-9328-4ac3189b95e9
ORCID for Robert Peveler: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5596-9394

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Date deposited: 12 Sep 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:20

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Author: Cornelius Katona
Author: Robert Peveler ORCID iD
Author: Christopher Dowrick
Author: Simon Wessely
Author: Charlotte Feinmann
Author: Linda Gask
Author: Huw Lloyd
Author: Amanda C. Williams
Author: Elizabeth Wager

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