2003 issue 3


Volume 19, issue 3


The effect of antidepressants on pain

Małgorzata Rzewuska1
1. Samodzielna Pracownia Farmakoterapii Instytutu Psychiatrii i Neurologii w Warszawie
Farmakoterapia w Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 2003, 3, 21-38
Keywords: pain, depression, antidepressants


A literature review has been conducted to examine the association between depression and pain. The findings suggest that treatment of depression requires attention to the full spectrum of symptoms (both emotional and physical). Most of clinical studies indicate that the dual inhibitors of serotonine and noradrenaline reuptake show more complete resolution of painful physical symptoms than SSRI’s.