Anxiety and depression: feeling the pain

Half of adults with anxiety and depression also report chronic pain, and the problem is growing, say public health experts.

A study of 5037 Brazilian people with a mood disorder has found that 50% also suffer from chronic pain, 33% struggle with respiratory diseases, 10% have cardiovascular disease, 9% arthritis and 7%  diabetes.

The results shed new light on the public health impact of the dual burden of physical and mental illness, write the authors in

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