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Can chronic pain have psychological causes?
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Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Depression and anxiety are closely associated with chronic pain.
Sometimes a traumatic event can contribute to chronic pain and physical pain is misattributed to a psychological cause. Treating an underlying psychological condition will often help chronic pain.

In brief: Yes
Depression and anxiety are closely associated with chronic pain.
Sometimes a traumatic event can contribute to chronic pain and physical pain is misattributed to a psychological cause. Treating an underlying psychological condition will often help chronic pain.
Dr. Karl Haake
Dr. Karl Haake
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
In brief: Yes
The relationship between pain and depression us a two way street.
Psychological issues can worsen pain and can at times be the cause. Chronic pain can certainly cause depression.

In brief: Yes
The relationship between pain and depression us a two way street.
Psychological issues can worsen pain and can at times be the cause. Chronic pain can certainly cause depression.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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