Wednesday, October 03, 2012

More About Chronic Pain, Depression and Coping Skills

ACA - Chronic Pain and Depression

It is thought to be 3 to 4 times more common in people with chronic pain than in the general population!  Yes, as a favorite therapist of mine said "Chronic pain and depression go hand in hand".

And with knowing that one has to develop daily coping skills.  Over the years, that includes face to face, phone and biblical therapy.  I've also joined a few online support groups this year.  All of these have been very helpful at keeping my deep depression at bay.

Oh, and don't forget to mention your depression to your primary or pain management specialist.  There are anti-depressants that might be able to help.

3 comments:

Simone said...

That's so very true. My daughter experiences chronic pain and depression is a huge part of it.

BerryMorins Bits & Tips said...

Simone,
I'm so sorry to hear that. Please let her know I'm thinking and praying for her daily.

Pinoy Astig said...

I loved your blog post.Really thank you! Will read on...

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