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Is it common for senior citizens to claim to have pain, that can't be shown medically? I.E. "ouch my ear!" but doctors find nothing wrong with ear?

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Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
Psychiatry
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In brief: Yes

The complaint of pain can be a symptom of depression.

In brief: Yes

The complaint of pain can be a symptom of depression.
Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine

In brief: Unsubstantiated pain

May be the way some people express depression.
A thorough history & physical, including screening for depression may elicit the cause.

In brief: Unsubstantiated pain

May be the way some people express depression.
A thorough history & physical, including screening for depression may elicit the cause.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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