Depression

Patients With Chronic Pain Are Twice as Likely to Attempt Suicide

Patients With Chronic Pain Are Twice as Likely to Attempt Suicide

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Sleep-onset insomnia, pain intensity, and daytime dysfunction contribute to risk of suicide in patients diagnosed with chronic pain.

PTSD More Likely in Pregnant Women With Migraines

PTSD More Likely in Pregnant Women With Migraines

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Women who are pregnant and have migraines are more likely to have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than women without migraine.

Brief Behavioral Therapy in Primary Care Setting Effective for Youth With Anxiety & Depression

Brief Behavioral Therapy in Primary Care Setting Effective for Youth With Anxiety & Depression

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A brief behavioral intervention delivered in a primary care setting was found to be effective for youth with anxiety and depression.

Opioid Prescription Patterns in Patients With Back Pain and Depression

Opioid Prescription Patterns in Patients With Back Pain and Depression

Patients with low back pain who are depressed are more likely to be prescribed opioids, and to be prescribed higher doses.

Sirukumab Improves Depression in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Sirukumab Improves Depression in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Peripheral anti-IL-6 cytokine treatment is associated with improvement in depressive symptoms in patients with RA.

Features of Patients With Chronic Migraine and Frequent Medication Overuse Relapse

Features of Patients With Chronic Migraine and Frequent Medication Overuse Relapse

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In patients with chronic migraine and medication overuse, patients who frequently relapse into overuse following withdrawal have a worse clinical and psychological profile than patients who relapse less frequently.

Ketamine for Pain Management, Treatment of Depression

Ketamine for Pain Management, Treatment of Depression

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Ketamine may alleviate depression, pain, and adverse effects associated with opioid treatment, and may thus represent an attractive adjunct therapy for pain management.

Dr Beth Darnall on Changing Mindset for Pain Relief

Dr Beth Darnall on Changing Mindset for Pain Relief

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A negative pain mindset - catastrophizing - undermines pain treatment effectiveness and facilitates structural brain changes that serve to maintain pain and distress.

Chronic Tension-Type Headaches: Pain Extent Associated With Emotional, Physical Burden

Chronic Tension-Type Headaches: Pain Extent Associated With Emotional, Physical Burden

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Greater pain extent of chronic tension-type headaches correlates with older age and with greater emotional and physical burdens in patients.

Resilience-Building Intervention to Relieve Stress, Burnout in Women

Resilience-Building Intervention to Relieve Stress, Burnout in Women

An intervention to foster resilience among professional women at high risk for stress and burnout is beneficial.

Headache as an Indicator of PTSD Severity

Headache as an Indicator of PTSD Severity

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The presence of headache may be correlated with PTSD severity.

Transcranial Random Noise Stimulation Effective on Multiple Fibromyalgia-Associated Symptoms

Transcranial Random Noise Stimulation Effective on Multiple Fibromyalgia-Associated Symptoms

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Transcranial random noise stimulation was shown to alleviate fibromyalgia-associated symptoms.

Online Cognitive Behavioral Pain Management Course May Benefit Fibromyalgia

Online Cognitive Behavioral Pain Management Course May Benefit Fibromyalgia

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This is especially important given that patients with fibromyalgia have difficulty attending treatment sessions in person.

Photophobia Linked to Psychiatric Comorbidities in Migraineurs and Controls

Photophobia Linked to Psychiatric Comorbidities in Migraineurs and Controls

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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.

Off-label Antidepressant Prescriptions Often Unsupported by Strong Evidence

Off-label Antidepressant Prescriptions Often Unsupported by Strong Evidence

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These findings highlight an urgent need to produce more evidence on the risks and benefits of off-label antidepressant use.

Joint Replacement Surgery Outcomes Improved With SSRIs

Joint Replacement Surgery Outcomes Improved With SSRIs

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Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor use was associated with a reduced risk of revision surgery following total hip or total knee replacement surgery.

Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Program for Chronic Headache

Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Program for Chronic Headache

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A 3-week interdisciplinary rehabilitation program reduces pain and improves physical and psychological function in patients with chronic headaches.

Treating ALS-Associated Anxiety, Depression With Meditation

Treating ALS-Associated Anxiety, Depression With Meditation

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Mindfulness meditation is associated with improvements in quality-of-life measures, depression, and anxiety over time compared with usual care in patients with ALS.

The Empower Veterans Program

The Empower Veterans Program

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The Empower Veterans Program was created by the Atlanta Veterans Administration Medical Center to improve quality of life through active self-care in veterans with chronic pain.

Marijuana Associated With Worse Depression Outcomes

Marijuana Associated With Worse Depression Outcomes

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In a study of outpatients with depression, researchers found that marijuana use was common and associated with poor recovery.

Risks Associated With Neuropathic Pain Treatment

Risks Associated With Neuropathic Pain Treatment

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Death and serious outcomes resulting from overdose or poisoning from drugs used to treat depression more than doubled during the last decade and a half, found a recent study, with amitriptyline topping the list.

Psychosocial Factors Predict Analgesic Response to Morphine

Psychosocial Factors Predict Analgesic Response to Morphine

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Psychosocial variables such as depression and anxiety predict the response to morphine analgesia in patients with low back pain.

Effects of Pain Interference in Children With Chronic Pain

Effects of Pain Interference in Children With Chronic Pain

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Pain interference was found to mediate the relationship between pain and depression in children with chronic pain.

Trauma History Associated With Psychological Comorbidities in Patients With Juvenile-Onset Fibromyalgia

Trauma History Associated With Psychological Comorbidities in Patients With Juvenile-Onset Fibromyalgia

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Young adults with juvenile-onset fibromyalgia and a history of trauma are more likely to have psychological comorbidities.

Diagnostic Criteria for Chronic Sickle Cell Disease-Related Pain

Diagnostic Criteria for Chronic Sickle Cell Disease-Related Pain

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A new evidence-based classification system for chronic sickle cell disease pain was recently published.

Screening and Treating Pain in Depression to Improve Cognition

Screening and Treating Pain in Depression to Improve Cognition

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Pain is more common in those with depression and those with both depression and pain are more likely to have cognitive impairment.

Curbing Depression in Medical Students

Curbing Depression in Medical Students

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"The main changes needed in medical education are primarily structural with pass/fail grading and reduction in class time and amount of information being taught."

Psychiatric Conditions Linked to Long-Term Opioid Use

Psychiatric Conditions Linked to Long-Term Opioid Use

Preexisting psychiatric and behavioral conditions and psychoactive medication use are associated with subsequent claims of prescription opioids.

Psychosocial Factors That May Predict Opioid Analgesia

Psychosocial Factors That May Predict Opioid Analgesia

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Multiple psychosocial factors such as depression, anxiety, and pain catastrophizing are associated with opioid analgesic response.

Treating Migraine in Patients With Major Depressive Disorder Could Curb Muscle Pain

Treating Migraine in Patients With Major Depressive Disorder Could Curb Muscle Pain

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"Clinicians should not ignore migraine when treating MS/P in patients with MDD."

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