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How can chronic pain affect you?

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Chronic pain can affect sleep and wake you up at night. This can make you tired and not as productive during the day. The ongoing pain also can make you irritable and make it hard for you to deal with others. If you have to care for children or work full-time, all this may make your life seem too challenging. These feelings may eventually lead to depression.

From: Depression and Chronic Pain WebMD Medical Reference

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Harvard Health Publications: "Depression and Pain." National Institute of Mental Health: "Depression and Chronic Pain."

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on October 16, 2018

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Harvard Health Publications: "Depression and Pain." National Institute of Mental Health: "Depression and Chronic Pain."

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on October 16, 2018

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