Chronic pancreatitis, depression and substance use disorders: A not uncommon combination

  • CY Jeppe
  • CP Szabo
  • MD Smith

Abstract

Chronic pancreatitis (CP) is a progressive and debilitating disease. A potentially important consideration is the relationship between CP, depression and substance use disorders, which seems to be circular and multiplicative. Pain management is a critical component of intervention, and it would seem that in the context of chronic illness this requires a biopsychosocial approach aiming for a tailored intervention that strikes an appropriate therapeutic balance.

Published
2015-07-30
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 0256-95749
print ISSN: 2078-5135