Chronic pain is one of the most common reasons adults seek medical care. In fact, according to a recent CDC report, 50 million U.S. adults (20.4%) are living with chronic pain. While the prevalence of the pain itself is jarring, experts are also beginning to share emerging concerns around the link between chronic pain and depression.
Chronic physical pain has been acknowledged as contributory to symptoms of depression, anxiety and PTSD. What causes this link? It’s a never-ending cycle: chronic pain can make it difficult to do every day things like exercising, socializing and even sleeping. Lack of sleep, reduced physical mobility and general reclusiveness can put a strain on your mental health, increasing the duration and intensity of pain. The longer you’re experiencing more severe pain, the higher the likelihood of increased depression and anxiety.
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