Are patients with chronic pain depressed?

  title={Are patients with chronic pain depressed?},
  author={K G Kramlinger and David W. Swanson and Toshihiko Maruta},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={140 6},
Of 100 consecutive patients treated in a program for management of chronic pain, 25 were definitely depressed, 39 were probably depressed, and 36 were not depressed. Comparisons between the definitely depressed and nondepressed groups showed them to have strikingly similar characteristics as well as treatment outcome. Nearly 90% of the definitely depressed… CONTINUE READING