Subtypes of depression in patients with chronic pain.


Journal Article

Recent studies have shown that depression can be assessed in patients who have chronic pain. This study shows that various subtypes of depression can be differentiated in such patients using a standardized diagnostic schema for psychiatric disorders and a self-rating instrument for assessing the level of psychologic distress. In addition, when examining the onset of pain and subtypes of depression, there was no correlation between the onset of major depression and pain, whereas there was a strong positive correlation between the onset of chronic depression and pain. The recognition of the subtypes of depression has clinical implications in the management of the patient with chronic pain and depression.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • France, RD; Skott, A; Krishnan, KR; Urban, B; Houpt, JL

Published Date

  • April 1, 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 81 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 485 - 488

PubMed ID

  • 3358174

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3358174

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0038-4348

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00007611-198804000-00019


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States