Cost-utility Analysis suggests not. I am not a big fan of attributing chronic pain to anxiety-depression – (sorry Dr. Sarno)… Recent analysis suggests in osteoarthritis it is not cost -effective to spend special time on anxiety depression
Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 Apr 2.
doi: 10.1002/acr.23568. [Epub ahead of print]
Cost-utility Analysis of Routine Anxiety and Depression Screening in Patients Consulting for Osteoarthritis: results from the POST Trial.
Kigozi J, Jowett S, Nicholl BI, Lewis M, Bartlam B, Green D, Belcher J, Clarkson K, Lingard Z, Pope C, Chew-Graham CA, Croft P, Hay EM, Peat G, Mallen CD
“routine screen and manage comorbid anxiety and depression in patients presenting with OA is unlikely to be cost-effective”
probably won’t stop studies looking into catastrophizing in osteoarthritis
doing a google scholar on such, ended up with multiple hits – G’d help me…