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2022 Mar 26

J Affect Disord

Mediators of change in depressed mood following pain rehabilitation among participants with mild, moderate, or severe depressive symptoms.


Craner JR, Schumann ME, Barr A, Morrison EJ, Lake ES, Sutor B, Flegge LG, Gilliam WP
J Affect Disord. 2022 Mar 26.
PMID: 35351491.


Prior research indicates that depression and chronic pain commonly co-exist and impact each other. Interdisciplinary pain rehabilitation programs (IPRPs) have been shown to lead to statistically and clinically significant improvements for patients who report both depressed mood and chronic pain, however there is a gap in the literature regarding the mechanisms by which these improvements occur.