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Chronic pain and depression are linked by brain gene changes

25 Mar 2017 1:52 PM | Richard Divine (Administrator)

Chronic pain
 and depression are linked by brain gene changes

New Scientist

People who have chronic pain are more likely to experience mood disorders, but it’s not clear how this happens. Now a study in mice has found that chronic pain can induce genetic changes in brain regions that are linked to depression and anxiety, a finding that may lead to new treatments for pain.










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