Depression

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."

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation-Mediated Analgesia is Independent of Improvements in Depression

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation-Mediated Analgesia is Independent of Improvements in Depression

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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.

Self-Screening Tests to Identify Anxiety in Rheumatic Disease

Self-Screening Tests to Identify Anxiety in Rheumatic Disease

"The use of a self-applied screening tool can help clinicians to properly detect depression and anxiety associated with diverse rheumatic diseases."

Increased Risk of Depression in Individuals With Insomnia

Increased Risk of Depression in Individuals With Insomnia

Insomnia carries more than double the risk of depression, according to a recent meta-analysis.

Risk of Anxiety, Depression in Tension Headaches

Risk of Anxiety, Depression in Tension Headaches

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Adequate diagnosis and treatment of anxiety and depression needed for improved management of tension-type headaches.

Cognitive Indolence Caused by THC in Rats

Cognitive Indolence Caused by THC in Rats

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These data implicate the cannabinoid system in decision-making regarding the allocation of cognitive effort

Depression, Anxiety Compared in Chronic Pain and Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient Populations

Depression, Anxiety Compared in Chronic Pain and Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient Populations

"Based on our 2 study populations, individuals with chronic pain experienced more severe depressive, anxiety, and stress symptoms compared to those with chronic RA."

History of Abuse Linked to Greater Pain Severity, Fibromyalgia, Depression and Anxiety

History of Abuse Linked to Greater Pain Severity, Fibromyalgia, Depression and Anxiety

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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.

Genetic Factors, Shared Environment and the Risk of Chronic Pain and Depression

Genetic Factors, Shared Environment and the Risk of Chronic Pain and Depression

Genetic factors and the environment patients share with their partner or spouse may determine their risk of developing chronic pain and help explain the association between chronic pain and depression.

Migraine and Depression: Shared Genetics

Migraine and Depression: Shared Genetics

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New findings suggest shared genetic etiology vs causal relationship in comorbid migraine and depression.

Stress, the Microbiota and Visceral Pain

Stress, the Microbiota and Visceral Pain

A high proportion of individuals with IBS have comorbid anxiety and depression affecting the HPA axis and microbiota.

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