Depression may cause chronic pain

Depression may cause chronic pain

Sadness, helplessness, hurt and melancholy. It is no mere coincidence that many of the words used to describe feelings of depression are equally applicable to physical pain. It’s a well-known fact that chronic pain can lead to a rather depressing loss of physical ability and independence. What’s not so obvious is that the reverse is also true; depression can make physical pain worse or even be its cause.

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