There are four major areas that tend to impact chronic pain patients the most:
Irrational thinking patterns and the resultant uncomfortable emotions
Anxiety and Trauma Disorders
Of these four the one that causes the biggest problems for the most people—and sometimes gets under-diagnosed and/or under-treated—is Clinical Depression. Therefore is important to focus on understanding and managing depression to obtain effective chronic pain management.
Hitting the Wall Called Depression
There are several types of clinical depression that involve disturbances in mood, concentration, self-confidence, sleep, appetite, activity and behavior as well as disruptions in friendships, family, work and/or school. A clinical depression is different than the experiences of sadness, disappointment and grief familiar to everyone, which makes it difficult to determine when professional help is necessary.
To learn more about the role of depression in chronic pain management please check out my article The Role of Clinical Depression in Chronic Pain Management that you can download for free on our Ariticles page.
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