Depression and Pain: Is it all in your head?
Pain and depression are among the leading causes of long term disability. According to a literature review, on average 63 % of patients with depression experience one or more pain complaint and depression is present in 5% -85% (depending on the study setting) of patients with pain conditions. [Matthew J. Bair, MD, MS; Rebecca L Robinson, MS; Wayne Katon, MD and Kurt Kroenke, MD Arch Intern MED/Vol 163, Nov 10, 2003]
Insurance carriers love to see these conditions in your medical records because those conditions allow them to limit or deny benefits caused by self reported symptoms. You should know there are ways to objectify your complaints. Therefore, you must seek legal representation should your insurance claim be denied based on a self reported condition.