Posted by SLS on January 3, 2011, at 12:00:47
In reply to Re: Depression Can Cause Physical Pain Also » SLS, posted by Maxime on January 2, 2011, at 19:12:11
> Scott, I am a believer that depression can cause body pain. What I don't understand is that after 30 + years of suffering from depression, why are these body pains happening to me NOW?
Of course, it could be something other than depression producing the chronic pain. I should have said this in my previous posts just to emphasize this as a possibility. You may have to search for another explanation just in case the chronic pain is due to another condition. In my mind, this is a caveat that must always be considered. Interestingly, a large number of people with MDD are first recognized as having the disorder only after they go to the doctor for complaints of pain and other somatic symptoms. MDD can exist without depressed mood. Try that one on for size.
Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.