Saturday, December 13, 2008

PTSD Influences Levels Of Depression And Pain

Patients with accident or trauma related chronic pain often have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression. What isn't clearly known, however, is how PTSD relates to mood disorders and pain severity in chronic pain patients. University of Michigan researchers examined the contribution of PTSD to the pain experience, functional disability and frequency of depressive symptoms.

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