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2021 Jul 16

Aust N Z J Psychiatry

Genetic risk for chronic pain is associated with lower antidepressant effectiveness: Converging evidence for a depression subtype.


Campos AI, Ngo T T, Medland SE, Wray NR, Hickie IB, Byrne EM, Martin NG, Rentería ME
Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2021 Jul 16:48674211031491.
PMID: 34266302.


Chronic pain and depression are highly comorbid and difficult-to-treat disorders. We previously showed this comorbidity is associated with higher depression severity, lower antidepressant treatment effectiveness and poorer prognosis in the Australian Genetics of Depression Study.