Author | Jackie Hendrix, RN

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Anxiety and Depression in a Psychiatrically Informed Pain Medicine Practice

December 01, 2007

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Patients with chronic pain and head injury frequently have comorbid anxiety and depressive disorders, with depressive disorders appearing to be more predominant. A number of studies show that depressive spectrum illness develops in 40% to 80% of patients with chronic pain; in a majority of these cases, the mood disorder is caused by chronic pain.

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