Are cancer pain and depression interdependent? A systematic review

Barry Laird, Angela C Boyd, Lesley A Colvin, Marie T Fallon

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Pain and depression are common in cancer patients. As these are both highly prevalent, the issue of a possible interdependent association has been raised. The aim of this systematic review was to examine the available literature and explore whether there is any evidence to support a causal relationship between cancer pain and depression.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-64
Number of pages6
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • Comorbidity
  • Depressive Disorder, Major
  • Humans
  • Neoplasms
  • Pain
  • Prevalence
  • Questionnaires
  • Severity of Illness Index


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