Silver Book Fact

An estimated 40% to 50% of people with persistent pain also have mood disorders.

Institute of Medicine; Committee on Advancing Pain Research, Care and Education. Relieving Pain in America: A blueprint for transforming prevention, care, education, and research. Washington, DC: National Academies Press; 2011. http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2011/Relieving-Pain-in-America-A-Blueprint-for-Transforming-Prevention-Care-Education-Research.aspx

Reference

Title
Relieving Pain in America: A blueprint for transforming prevention, care, education, and research
Publisher
National Academies Press
Publication Date
2011
Authors
Institute of Medicine; Committee on Advancing Pain Research, Care and Education
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • 71% of patients with persistent pain taking opioids for their pain have seen a health care professional in the past month. 1 in 4 have seen a health care…  
  • Persistent back problems reduce financial capacity by reducing wealth accumulation. Over 99% of individuals who are employed full-time have accumulated some wealth at 65 years, whereas only 74% of…  
  • An Internet survey found than 31% of patients with persistent pain supplement their prescription medications with over-the-counter medications.  
  • Persistence of Pain Increases with Age  
  • A community-based survey found 28.8% of men and 26.6% of women reported feeling pain at sampled times. The average pain rate increased with age.