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2020 May

Depress Anxiety



Trajectories of pain and anxiety in a longitudinal cohort of adolescent twins.


Battaglia M, Garon-Carrier G, Brendgen M, Feng B, Dionne G, Vitaro F, Tremblay RE, Boivin M
Depress Anxiety. 2020 May; 37(5):475-484.
PMID: 31944483.


Adolescence is critical to intercept chronic/persistent pain and decipher its association with anxiety. We ascertained adolescent pain trajectories, their demographic and clinical correlates, the longitudinal association with opiate prescriptions at age 19, and the etiology of the covariation between adolescent pain problems and anxiety symptoms.