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Why does depression usually go untreated in people with chronic pain?

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Depression often goes undiagnosed for people with chronic pain, so it often goes untreated. Pain symptoms take center stage on most doctors' visits. So the person may live with depression, along with sleep disturbances, loss of appetite, lack of energy, and less physical activity -- all of which may make pain much worse.

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on May 10, 2018

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