TITLE

Is childhood pain associated with future mental health problems?

AUTHOR(S)
Mallen, Christian D.; Mottram, Sara; Thomas, Elaine
PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology;Jun2009, Vol. 44 Issue 6, p489
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Depression is frequently associated with pain, yet the exact nature of this relationship is still not completely understood. Increasingly it is thought that pain and depression may share a common causal pathway that may originate in childhood. A cross-sectional population-based survey recruited participants aged 18–25 years. Participants were asked about their current and childhood pain experiences. Current levels of anxiety and depression were assessed using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. A total of 858 young adults responded to the questionnaire. Depression was associated with having a family member with pain during childhood (OR 1.50; 95% CI 1.00, 2.26), having more illness than peers during secondary school (1.66; 1.03, 2.67) and having more than three relatives with pain during childhood (OR 2.48; 1.48, 4.15). Adult anxiety was associated with more illness than peers at primary school (1.73; 1.15, 2.61), more ‘emotional’ causes of pain at both primary (1.73; CI 1.13, 2.65) and secondary school (2.06; 1.41, 3.00), and having a family member with pain during childhood (1.39; 1.04, 1.86). This study adds further evidence of an association between pain experiences in childhood and mental health problems in adulthood. Clinicians should be aware of the importance of assessing childhood pain exposures in adult patients with common mental health problems.
ACCESSION #
40114607

 

Related Articles

  • RELATIONS OF DAILY HASSLES WITH BOTH ANXIOUS AND DEPRESSED MOOD IN STUDENTS'. D'Angelo, Benjamin; Wierzbicki, Michael // Psychological Reports;Apr2003, Vol. 92 Issue 2, p418 

    Stressful life experiences have been related to emotional distress, but whether different classes of stressful events are associated with different emotional reactions has not been assessed. In this study, 34 college students completed the Inventory of College Students' Recent Life Experiences,...

  • Cortisol, serotonin and depression: all stressed out? Cowen, P. J. // British Journal of Psychiatry;Feb2002, Vol. 180, p99 

    The author reflects on the outcome of the current study that contradicts the idea which states that stressful life events cause the development of depressive disorder. According to the author, the current study found no evidence of increased salivary cortisol levels to those with depression...

  • EVALUATION OF SIDDHA SAMADHI YOGA FOR ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION SYMPTOMS: A PRELIMINARY STUDY. Kozasa, Elisa Haruni; Santos, Ruth Ferreira; Rueda, Adriana Dourado; Benedito-Silva, Ana Amélia; De Moraes Ornellas, Felipe Leite; Leite, José Roberto // Psychological Reports;Aug2008, Vol. 103 Issue 1, p271 

    Siddha Samadhi Yoga is a program in which meditation is associated with pranayama (breathing exercises). 22 volunteers with anxiety complaints (M age= 42.8 yr., SD= 10.3) were assigned to two groups: 14 attended the yoga group, and 8 attended a waiting-list or control group. They were evaluated...

  • Clinical evaluation of Kushmanda Ghrita in the management of depressive illness. Chandre, Rajni; Upadhyay, B. N.; Murthy, K. H. H. V. S. S. Narasimha // AYU: An International Quarterly Journal of Research in Ayurveda;Apr-Jun2011, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p230 

    Depressive illness has been considered as a problematic mental illness since antiquity. The treatment modalities of depressive illness are of many kinds. Use of Medhya Rasayana drugs is a unique method of treatment described in Ayurveda for depressive illness. Kushmanda (Benincasa hispida) is...

  • Why does the burden of disease persist? Relating the burden of anxiety and depression to... Andrews, G.; Sanderson, K. // Bulletin of the World Health Organization;2000, Vol. 78 Issue 4, p446 

    Examines the impact of effectiveness of treatment on the burden of anxiety and depression in Australia. Reasons for the persistence of the burden of mental disorders; Examination of data from the Australian National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing about anxiety disorder and depression;...

  • Mental disorders in the developing world. Abas, Melanie; Broadhead, Jeremy // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);4/23/94, Vol. 308 Issue 6936, p1052 

    Examines the development of treatment programs for mental disorders in developing countries. Concerns on depression and anxiety disorders; Estimation of the severity of the disorder; Assessment on the possible causes of ill health in adults.

  • The BAI–PC as a Screen for Anxiety, Depression, and PTSD in Primary Care. Mori, DeAnna L.; Lambert, Jennifer F.; Niles, Barbara L.; Orlander, Jay D.; Grace, Maureen; LoCastro, Joseph S. // Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings;Sep2003, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p187 

    Despite the prevalence of psychiatric disorders in medical settings, mental health problems often go undetected and patients do not receive appropriate treatment. The main goal of this study is to provide additional information about the Beck Anxiety Inventory — Primary Care...

  • On becoming depressed or anxious in late life: similar vulnerability factors but different effects of stressful life events. De Beurs, Edwin; Beekman, Aartjan; Geerlings, Sandra; Deeg, Dorly; Van Dyck, Richard; Van Tilburg, Willem; de Beurs, E; Beekman, A; Geerlings, S; Deeg, D; Van Dyck, R; Van Tilburg, W // British Journal of Psychiatry;Nov2001, Vol. 179, p426 

    Background: Little research has been done on the uniqueness of risk profiles for depression and anxiety in late life.Aims: Delineating risk factors for the decline of mental health in older persons, comparing risk profiles for developing symptoms of pure depression,...

  • The psychology of chronic pain. Peacock, Sue; Watson, Paul // Continuing Education in Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain;Oct2003, Vol. 3 Issue 5, p147 

    The article presents an analysis of the psychological factors in understanding the multidimensionality of pain. Particular focus is given to the reality of pain. It notes that pain is a complex phenomenon integrating physical, psychosocial and behavioural factors. In addition, it highlights the...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics