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Mental Health and Pain

In our society, poor mental health is considered as one of the biggest causes of disability, poor quality of life, and reduced productivity. Poor mental health can come in many forms, including negative mood, anxiety, depression, social isolation, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Chronic pain (pain which has lasted more than three months) is often interlinked with symptoms of poor mental health. Pain can interfere with your daily life (both work and social) and can take a toll on your self-esteem and sometimes make you feel depressed, anxious or frustrated. Depression and chronic pain also share some of the same brain chemicals, called neurotransmitters, and nerve pathways, which