Study links chronic pain to increased suicide risk

05/23/2013 | HealthDay News

Researchers looked at data from more than 4.8 million people treated at Veterans Health Administration facilities in fiscal year 2005 and found that back pain, migraines and psychogenic pain were associated with a higher suicide risk. The link was strongest for psychogenic pain, followed by migraines and back pain, according to the study published in JAMA Psychiatry. "Clinicians who are seeing patients with certain pain conditions should be aware they are at increased risk of suicide," the study's co-author said.

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