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How do antidepressants treat pain?

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Antidepressants are drugs that adjust the levels of certain brain chemicals. This can help the body relax, which helps with pain control for some people with chronic pain conditions that don't completely respond to usual treatments. Research suggests that the type of pain that antidepressants work best for is neuropathic or nerve pain.

From: Pain Medications WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Arthritis Today. American Family Physician. U.S. National Library of Medicine. UpToDate.

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SOURCES: Arthritis Today. American Family Physician. U.S. National Library of Medicine. UpToDate.

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