Living with Chronic Pain
Chronic pain can come with it's own mental health challenges. The persistence of pain can lead to depression, anxiety, irritability and agitation. Pain and depression or anxiety develop into a cycle. As the pain increases, the depression/anxiety increases, leading to an increase in pain, and so on. Often, chronic pain and mental health challenges go hand-in-hand. As much as possibly 75% of people experiencing chronic pain also suffer from moderate to severe depression.
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Source: WebMD, Nih.gov, Cleveland Clinic
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