Chronic pain: prescribe mental health support as well as drugs, say experts…


The Guardian’s article on the link between chronic pain and mental health

People with chronic pain should be prescribed social interventions, such as mental health support instead of just opioid painkillers, experts have said.

About 28 million adults in the UK live with pain that has lasted three months or more, according to recent research. But tackling such pain is challenging, with few effective treatments on offer.

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