Thursday, July 31, 2008

PTSD, pain and depression

A study of 241 people by researchers at the University of Michigan looked into the links between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and chronic pain. The results showed that PTSD and depression were significantly correlated and that both disorders were associated with perceived disability attributed to chronic pain. The authors concluded that increased attention to treating PTSD in the rehabilitation of trauma victims is important when prior treatment for pain and depression has not been successful.

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