Migraine, Chronic Back Pain May Be Associated With Higher Risk Of Suicide.

HealthDay (5/23, Thompson) reports, “People who endure chronic migraines or back pain are more likely to attempt suicide, whether or not they also suffer from depression or another psychiatric condition, according to” research published online in JAMA Psychiatry. The researchers “found that all pain conditions except arthritis and neuropathy were associated with elevated suicide risk.” However, “when they took into account the mental-health problems that chronic pain patients also had, the associations reduced for all but three types of chronic pain: back pain, migraines and psychogenic pain, which stems from psychological factors.”

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— “Migraine, Chronic Back Pain Tied to Higher Suicide Risk, “Dennis Thompson, HealthDay, May 22, 2013.

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