Anxiety and Depression in Patients with Chronic Pain

  • Shamard Charles
  • Alexios G. Carayannopoulos
  • Sanket Pathak


This chapter will focus on anxiety and depression in patients with chronic pain and will provide historical perspectives and uses and indications for different treatment modalities, which include CBT, COMB, hypnosis, and exercise. The focus will be on the optimization of chronic pain management, pain physiology, and the relationship between chronic pain and mood disorders.


Double-duty Neurotransmitter Cognitive behavioral therapy COMB Hypnotic analgesia Endorphins 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shamard Charles
    • 1
  • Alexios G. Carayannopoulos
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
  • Sanket Pathak
    • 7
  1. 1.Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, NBC News GroupNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationRhode Island HospitalProvidenceUSA
  3. 3.Comprehensive Spine Center: Rhode Island HospitalProvidenceUSA
  4. 4.Newport HospitalNewportUSA
  5. 5.Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA
  6. 6.American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Rhode Island ChapterPaducahUSA
  7. 7.Department of AnesthesiologyThomas Jefferson University HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA

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