Scientific article

Patients' representations of antidepressants: a clue to nonadherence?

Published inThe Clinical journal of pain, vol. 23, no. 8, p. 669-675
Publication date2007

Antidepressants are prescribed frequently to chronic pain patients due to their pain relief effects. This medication raises major adherence issues. Despite the adverse effects, little is known about the factors that may jeopardize adherence in chronic pain patients. We carried out a qualitative study to investigate chronic pain patients' representations of antidepressants as compared with pain-free controls.

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Antidepressive Agents/adverse effects/therapeutic use
  • Attitude
  • Brain Chemistry/drug effects
  • Chronic Disease
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Interview, Psychological
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pain/drug therapy/psychology
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Substance-Related Disorders/psychology
  • Treatment Refusal/psychology
Citation (ISO format)
PIGUET, Valérie et al. Patients” representations of antidepressants: a clue to nonadherence? In: The Clinical journal of pain, 2007, vol. 23, n° 8, p. 669–675. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0b013e3181384f59
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ISSN of the journal0749-8047

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