Chronic Pain and Emotional Health
By Anne Asher, About.com Guide
Updated January 23, 2006
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The Chronic Pain and Emotional Health Territory
Depression, anxiety and stress come with the chronic pain territory. Researchers estimate that accompanying depression and anxiety occur in 20% to 50% of patients with chronic pain.2 If you experience chronic pain, your emotions and moods may be strongly influenced by the underlying physiology associated with your condition.
Resources - Chronic Back and Neck Pain