Identifying the Differences between Depression and Pain-Related Distress

September 22, 2016 2:00PM

Many people who live with chronic pain report that they also suffer from low mood, irritability, and withdrawal from activities and relationships. Although traditionally this was conceptualized as 'depression', new evidence suggest that it is qualitatively different from clinical depression, and not surprisingly, the interventions that have been developed for groups with clinical depression don't seem to be of much help in the context of chronic pain.

In this webinar, Dr. Tamar Pincus describes this evidence and suggest ways in which clinicians can distinguish between depression and pain-related distress. She also describes current interventions and proposes ways of improving clinical and self-management for people with chronic pain.


This webinar is co-sponsored by WWDPI and Pain BC.