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A 20-year-old female asked:

every day i get more sad and depressed from my crohnic pain. at 20 i hate dealing with it i cry most nights and want my body to stop hurting and heal?

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Dr. Gabriel Cline
Clinical Psychology 12 years experience
Depression is common: Depression is a common occurrence with chronic pain. There are some therapies that can help you learn to manage the pain and reduce your depressive symptoms. Finding a good psychologist is an important step to doing so. Your physician likely has a psychologist that he/she works with in cases like this.
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
PAIN: You wrote crohnic - does that mean it is from Crohn's disease? Consider a Pain Treatment Team with a Pain Team Evaluation that may include anesthesiology, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, psychiatry and psychology. Your fears & anxiety could be heightened due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Stay safe & hopeful to elevate your immunity.

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