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Chronic Use Of Painkillers Tied to Depression, St. Louis University Researcher Finds


11/1/2013 6:44:48 AM

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While prescription opioid painkillers bring relief to countless individuals, they are also linked to serious adverse effects, such as addiction or potential for overdose.

According to a new study from St. Louis University researchers in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, the chronic use of prescription painkillers is associated with an increased risk of developing severe depression.

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