n African Journal of Psychiatry - Painful physical symptoms and treatment outcome in major depressive disorder : a STAR*D (Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression) report : product news

Volume 13, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1994-8220



The most common symptom in medicine is pain. More than half of complaints to physicians are reports of pain - commonly headache or back pain, on a chronic or acute basis. Up to 40% of the general population complains of chronic pain, with nearly 15% complaining of pain on a daily basis. Commonly, the basis for pain is not clearly identified.

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