MK Disability Lawyers partner Rupa Karyampudi was honoured to be featured in a recent article by Legal Matters Canada. Please see an excerpt reprinted below, and visit the Legal Matters Canada website to read the full article.
The link between chronic pain and mental health issues is often marginalized or ignored, especially when it comes to long-term disability (LTD) claims, says Toronto and Markham-area disability lawyer Rupa Karyampudi.
Karyampudi, a partner at MK Disability Lawyers, points to a Harvard Medical School study that reports the “overlap of anxiety, depression, and pain is particularly evident in chronic and sometimes disabling pain syndromes such as fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, low back pain, headaches, and nerve pain.”
“Research shows pain shares the same biological mechanisms associated with anxiety and depression,” she tells LegalMattersCanada.ca. “Basically, the same neural pathways or the same type of neural mechanisms are involved for both pain and depression and anxiety. And it can be bi-directional because mental health and chronic pain really do feed off each other.
Headaches prominent in people suffering from depression
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