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2022 Sep

Pain Physician



Risk of Suicide in Patients With Major Depressive Disorder and Comorbid Chronic Pain Disorder: An Insight From National Inpatient Sample Data.


Jolly T, Vadukapuram R, Trivedi C, Mansuri Z, Adnan M, Cohen SP, Vu T-N
Pain Physician. 2022 Sep; 25(6):419-425.
PMID: 36122252.


Approximately 17.3 million adults in the United States have had a minimum of one major depressive episode. Comorbidity of depression and pain can affect individuals of any age, but is more prevalent in the elderly affecting up to 13% of people in the elderly population. Given that depression and suicidal ideation (SI) pose a considerable burden resulting in enormous suffering, there is a need to understand the factors of the relationship between chronic pain (CP), depression, and SI.