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Current Psychiatry Reports

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 318–322 | Cite as

Comorbidity of pain and anxiety disorders

  • Oye GurejeEmail author
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Abstract

The comorbidity of anxiety disorders with pain has received little research attention even though recent studies show that these disorders are as likely to co-occur with chronic pain conditions as depressive disorder. Comorbid anxiety has implications for the impact and outcome of pain conditions. Even though it may be intuitively plausible to suppose that the anxiety occurs in the context of a preexisting pain condition, there is evidence for a reverse causal link and shared risk factors, including distal events occurring in childhood.

Keywords

Chronic Pain Anxiety Disorder Generalize Anxiety Disorder Social Phobia Pain Condition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Ibadan, University College HospitalIbadanNigeria

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