How can I deal with depression stemming from chronic pain?

I have a severe back problem. I've had 3 major and several minor operations, but I'm still in constant pain. How can I deal with the depression from this chronic pain?

Sherry Katz, LCSW
Sherry Katz, LCSW
Couples and Family Therapist, LCSW

Maybe if you started to address questions of an inner nature of what changed in your life as a result of the back problem.

To know your limitations and the areas of your life which they affect, will greatly contribute to stronger self-knowledge within you.

Greater awareness and sense of direction very often decreases depression.

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