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Depression and Chronic Pain

Posted on March 06, 2018

Living with pain can be lonely, giving depression a stronghold. Additionally, chronic pain can cause anxiety and isolation. With daily pain many people experience fatigue and loss of mobility, which can mean missing out on time with friends, going for a relaxing walk, or being able to work full-time. Fighting depression goes hand-in-hand with fighting pain.

On MyChronicPainTeam, the social network and online support group for those living with Chronic Pain, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Depression is one of the top 10 topics most discussed.

Here are a few question-and-answer threads about depression:

Do you feel like you are just in the way?

How do people cope with depression related to being in constant pain?

Here are some conversations about depression:

I'm just totally overwhelmed right now with pain, worry and anxiety issues.

My pain never goes away, I stay depressed.

Have you tried yoga or meditation classes to help cope with the pain?

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to MyChronicPainTeam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

When my depression is bad I tend to sky a lot and just keep to myself. Which when we couldn't go anywhere just made my depression that much worse. Now… read more

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