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Chronic pain might impact how the brain processes emotions


Cover picture for the articleNeurotransmitters help regulate our emotions—but scientists have noticed a disruption to their levels in people with chronic pain. More than 3 million Australians experience chronic pain, an ongoing and often debilitating condition that can last from months to years. This persistent pain can impact many parts of a person's life, with almost half of people with chronic pain also experiencing major anxiety and depression disorders.

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