Journal article

Combined effects of major depression, pain and somatic disorders on general functioning in the general adult population.

Bernhard T Baune, Riccardo N Caniato, Miguel A Garcia-Alcaraz, Klaus Berger

Pain | Published : 2008


This study was carried out to assess the prevalence of major depressive disorder (MDD) in persons suffering from pain symptoms in various locations, both with and without comorbid somatic disorders and to analyze the single and combined effects of MDD, pain symptoms and somatic disorders on general functioning in the community. The 12-month prevalence of MDD, somatic disorders and pain symptoms, grouped according to location, were determined among 4181 participants from a community sample. Depression was assessed utilising the Composite International Diagnostic Interview. Pain symptoms were self-reported by participants whereas medical diagnoses were validated by medical examinations. Genera..

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