“Pain is a more terrible lord of mankind than even death itself.” Dr. Albert Schweitzer, French physician, 1931 The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), defined pain as an “unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage.” Since pain has troubled and perplexed humans for generations, various cures have..
Opioids and chronic pain generally go together. Opioids have been in use for treatment of chronic pain since ages. In spite of its benefits, opioid use has widely been associated with many side effects. And now a new entrant to the list of side effects of opioid analgesic is depression.