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FACTORS ASSOCIATED CHRONIC PAIN

Updated: Aug 9


Here is an interesting article to share.


Depression is strongly linked with chronic pain: 20–50% of patients with chronic pain have co-morbid depression (Barnett et al., 2012), and patients with severe pain are more likely to be depressed (de Heer et al., 2018).


Anxiety and fear about pain are linked to a higher likelihood of developing chronic pain and a poorer prognosis of recovery from chronic pain (Boersma et al., 2006).


Fear avoidance behaviours and associated lack of movement are independent risk factors for developing chronic pain (Wakaizumi et al., 2017).


In post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), chronic pain is common (Akhtar et al., 2018).

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