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Perceived Injustice Moderates the Relationship between Pain and Depressive Symptoms among Individuals with Persistent Musculoskeletal Pain

By Whitney Scott and Michael Sullivan


BACKGROUND: Numerous investigations report that depressive symptoms frequently coexist with persistent pain. However, evidence suggests that symptoms of depression are not an inevitable consequence of pain. Diathesis-stress formulations suggest that psychological factors interact with the stress of pain to heighten the risk of depressive symptoms. Perceptions of injustice have recently emerged as a factor that may interact with the stress of pain to increase depressive symptoms

Topics: Medicine (General), R5-920
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Year: 2012
DOI identifier: 10.1155/2012
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:190e9cba239f435ba80e1b6568bdca32
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