Depression: Reported in the June 2014 edition of European neuropsychology, that depression can affect pain, and vice versa. Sick and Depression: Reported in the June 2014 edition of European neuropsychology, that depression can affect pain, and vice versa. Pain and pain in the body are one of the common symptoms of depression. This reports that those who experience depression have a higher level of cytokine protein that can interfere with the immune system and increase inflammation in the body, which causes pain.Everyone experiences a kind of stress in their lives, and a little stress can be a good thing, because it can excite your senses, and create responses to ‘battles or flights’ that provide energy. This short -lived stress is not a problem related to the chronic pain experienced by millions of people. APA (The American Psychological Association) reports that chronic stress can have an impact on the body, as well as making the symptoms that exist you might experience worse. They report that in a study, people find their chronic headaches reduced when they learn how to stop thinking negative thoughts, and focus on being more positive.Chronic pain is not something that tends to disappear in the near future. But the more we can understand about it, the better we will find a way to manage and reduce it. Whether you are someone who helps care for others who suffer from chronic pain, you suffer yourself, it is important to understand the cause and effect relationship between stress and the pain felt by people. Our brain has something to do with how tolerant we are sick and even if we ultimately cause us to feel more painful with our thoughts and fear.Once people get an understanding of the important role played by stress in chronic pain, the more they are able to help reduce their own pain. We moved to the realm of pain management which involved more reduction and stress management. The benefits of stress reduction are very large. Not only has been proven to have a beneficial impact on the chronic pain that a person feels, but also helps eliminate and reduce anxiety, sleep problems, tension, difficulty concentration, and helps provide more clarity of mind.