chronic pain disorder(redirected from somatiform pain disorder)
chronic pain disorderA nonmalignant condition characterised by nonspecific aches and pain, accompanied by chronic anxiety, depression and often drug dependency.
chronic pain disorderSomatiform pain disorder Pain management A nonmalignant condition characterized by nonspecific aches and pain, accompanied by chronic anxiety, depression and, often, drug dependency. See Pain management.
Patient discussion about chronic pain disorder
Q. What is a Chronic disease? Please explain what makes a disease be considered chronic?
Q. What is the difference between chronic sinusitis and chronic rhinitis? I have chronic rhinitis but it is hard to tell if I have sinusitis.
Q. What is the difference between Infectious diseases and chronic diseases? I would like a clear explanation of the difference between infectious diseases and chronic diseases.
Chronic diseases are diseases that persists for a long time (usually from several weeks but in many cases years or for life).
Infectious disease can be acute (short-living, such as simple sore throat) or chronic (such as tuberculosis).
Chronic disease may be infectious (such as many infections of the skin, infection of bones etc.) but may also be non-infectious (i.e. not caused by living creature, for example rheumatoid arthritis, diabeted, asthma etc.)
You can read more about them here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infectious_disease and here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronic_disease
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