Transcranial random noise stimulation was shown to alleviate fibromyalgia-associated symptoms.
This is especially important given that patients with fibromyalgia have difficulty attending treatment sessions in person.
Both patients with migraine and migraine-free control patients with photophobia were found to exhibit higher rates of depression, anxiety, and stress than individuals without photophobia.
Psychological factors such as catastrophizing of pain are common in migraine and, along with depression and anxiety, contribute significantly to migraine-related disability.
A 3-week interdisciplinary rehabilitation program reduces pain and improves physical and psychological function in patients with chronic headaches.
Mindfulness meditation is associated with improvements in quality-of-life measures, depression, and anxiety over time compared with usual care in patients with ALS.
Psychosocial variables such as depression and anxiety predict the response to morphine analgesia in patients with low back pain.
For patients in a progressive care unit, clinical massage and guided imagery can reduce pain and anxiety.
Trauma History Associated With Psychological Comorbidities in Patients With Juvenile-Onset FibromyalgiaFebruary 09, 2017
Young adults with juvenile-onset fibromyalgia and a history of trauma are more likely to have psychological comorbidities.
A new evidence-based classification system for chronic sickle cell disease pain was recently published.
Multiple psychosocial factors such as depression, anxiety, and pain catastrophizing are associated with opioid analgesic response.
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation of the right secondary somatosensory motor cortex produces relief from chronic neuropathic orofacial pain, independently of improvements in psychiatric or sleep disorder comorbidities.
"The use of a self-applied screening tool can help clinicians to properly detect depression and anxiety associated with diverse rheumatic diseases."
Adequate diagnosis and treatment of anxiety and depression needed for improved management of tension-type headaches.
These data implicate the cannabinoid system in decision-making regarding the allocation of cognitive effort
Fear avoidance has been implicated in the transition from acute to chronic pain. In this model, conditioning contributes to the perpetuation of pain, and it is thought that disruption of conditioning would lead to the path of recovery.
"Based on our 2 study populations, individuals with chronic pain experienced more severe depressive, anxiety, and stress symptoms compared to those with chronic RA."
Patients with a history of abuse either in childhood or adulthood have been found to display higher levels of depression, anxiety, pain severity and catastrophizing, as well as reduced physical functioning; in addition, those patients have higher scores on the fibromyalgia survey used to measure "fibromyalgia-ness" than those without a history of abuse.
"Ultimately, the goal is to turn our clinics into research laboratories where every single patient is characterized," noted Dr Mackey.
The Short-Form Health Survey as an Effective Diagnostic Tool for Psychiatric Comorbidities in RA PatientsAugust 02, 2016
The analysis found that the SF-36 survey was an effective diagnostic tool for MDD and GAD in patients with RA.
The Identification of Pain in Mood Disorders: Toward Improving Comorbid Diagnoses and Treatment OutcomesJune 27, 2016
Studies examining the identification and use of screening tools for mental illness in chronic pain
Children and teens with chronic headache pain and suspected of having an underlying psychiatric disorder should be screened for anxiety and depression.
Clinical Pain Advisor Articles
- Transcranial Random Noise Stimulation Effective on Multiple Fibromyalgia-Associated Symptoms
- Comparing Dry Needling, Cortisone for Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome
- Vestibular Rehabilitation an Effective Treatment for Vestibular Migraine
- Secondary Hyperalgesia Mediated by Nociceptive and Other Sensory Pathways
- Naloxone: Policies and Access