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Antidepressants for chronic pain: what is their role?

Event date and time: Wednesday, 22 March 2023, 6.00 pm – 6.45 pm

Event venue: Online

Registration: Registrations via the Eventbrite website.

One in five people experience chronic pain in Australia and globally, and treatment of chronic pain is often suboptimal, with commonly used medicines having limited or unknown benefits. The use of antidepressants to help manage a person’s pain is on the rise, even when they do not have a mood disorder like depression.
A recent study published in the BMJ brought together all the existing evidence about the effectiveness of antidepressants to treat chronic pain.
The study has shown that patients with certain pain conditions may benefit from some antidepressants, while for others the evidence is inconclusive.
Join lead author Dr Giovanni Ferreira PhD (USYD) and Prof Richard Day AM (MBBS, FRACP, MD) to discuss the role of antidepressants for managing chronic pain.

Cost: Free

Contact Email: shp-musculoskeletal-cag.admin@sydney.edu.au