'Shocking' lack of evidence on antidepressants for chronic pain'- New article from the BBC on a new review of previous studies on the topic
Kind of an inflammatory headline in my opinion 😅
As it could be read as: 'stop taking #antidepressants immediately as they don't help chronic pain AT ALL'.
When rather the review is suggesting:
A) Antidepressants have been prescribed for chronic pain for years and STILL there seems to be no clear or concrete understanding into how they help the pain of chronic pain sufferers.
B) Confusion into whether antidepressants do help the pain aspect of chronic pain.
C) As many suffers have [very unstandably] mental health issues they could be helping that. Making pain management easier 🤔
C) Which antidepressants is concretely better for chronic pain.
Article found here:
Another wonderful day for chronic pain sufferers🙃
It is better to have this awareness and recognition that ultimately MORE RESEARCH, DONE MUCH LONGER is urgently needed.
However, I do feel like articles like this arm those who are very anti-antidepressants. The NHS is definitely trying to move away from prescribing medication in general for chronic pain sufferers.
(In my opinion) though I believe this is more a money saving move than a research influenced change of course. As soon as I see CBT as an alternative I feel vindicated 😆
For those who aren't aware the NHS (largely to save money) prescribes CBT for literally EVERYTHING nowadays 🥲😔
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