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Why would my doctor prescribe me an antidepressant when i'm in pain, not depressed?
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
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In brief: They help
Most antidepressants work on the neurochemicals serotonin and norepinephrine.
Both of these help to modulate pain.

In brief: They help
Most antidepressants work on the neurochemicals serotonin and norepinephrine.
Both of these help to modulate pain.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Mary Ann Block
General Practice
In brief: Good question
I have found that some doctors will prescribe an antidepressant for anything that they cannot find the cause of or if the doctor thinks your pain is "all in your head".
I have seen patients that were prescribed them by other doctors for diarrhea, pain, insomnia and many other problems.

In brief: Good question
I have found that some doctors will prescribe an antidepressant for anything that they cannot find the cause of or if the doctor thinks your pain is "all in your head".
I have seen patients that were prescribed them by other doctors for diarrhea, pain, insomnia and many other problems.
Dr. Mary Ann Block
Dr. Mary Ann Block
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