There is a new story in The Atlantic, “How Untreated Depression Contributes to the Opioid Epidemic” by Olga Khazan, May 15, 2017. She quotes me and other experts about how patients with depression and pain tend to be treated with opioids. This is largely because pain is seen as a form of innocent suffering, whereas depression is thought to be the person’s own fault.

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/05/is-depression-contributing-to-the-opioid-epidemic/526560/?utm_source=feed