What does my depression have to do with my pain?
Treatment is decided upon during the multidisciplinary team meeting, based on the results of pain questionnaires that are completed before the commencement of pain treatment. In these questionnaires, evidence of depressive mood is noted.
This is why an additional psychiatric evaluation is recommended, together with associated treatment for depression.
Your pain specialist always consults you about this, and the final decision always lies with you.
The treatment of depression by a psychiatrist usually consists of medication.