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I need to find out if bipolar disorder and chronic pain disorders are related or not?

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Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management
7 doctors agree

In brief: Not primarily

Chronic pain and depression are tightly related, in fact depression is just another one of the symptoms of chronic pain.
True, properly diagnosed, bipolar disorder, is a completely separate entity altogether. You can certainly have both issues going on at the same time, but no correlation between the two. Treat both separately.

In brief: Not primarily

Chronic pain and depression are tightly related, in fact depression is just another one of the symptoms of chronic pain.
True, properly diagnosed, bipolar disorder, is a completely separate entity altogether. You can certainly have both issues going on at the same time, but no correlation between the two. Treat both separately.
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: They can be

Chronic pain is influenced by the way you process pain.
Emotional problems can heighten pain. Fibromyalgia is characteristically worse with emotional status.

In brief: They can be

Chronic pain is influenced by the way you process pain.
Emotional problems can heighten pain. Fibromyalgia is characteristically worse with emotional status.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not exactly

Chronic pain states may be exacerbated by coexisting depression but there is no clear link between the two.

In brief: Not exactly

Chronic pain states may be exacerbated by coexisting depression but there is no clear link between the two.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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