Peripheral anti-IL-6 cytokine treatment is associated with improvement in depressive symptoms in patients with RA.
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 may alleviate depression, pain, and adverse effects associated with opioid treatment, and may thus represent an attractive adjunct therapy for pain management.
A negative pain mindset - catastrophizing - undermines pain treatment effectiveness and facilitates structural brain changes that serve to maintain pain and distress.
Greater pain extent of chronic tension-type headaches correlates with older age and with greater emotional and physical burdens in patients.
An intervention to foster resilience among professional women at high risk for stress and burnout is beneficial.
The presence of headache may be correlated with PTSD severity.
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.
These findings highlight an urgent need to produce more evidence on the risks and benefits of off-label antidepressant use.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor use was associated with a reduced risk of revision surgery following total hip or total knee replacement surgery.
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.
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.
In a study of outpatients with depression, researchers found that marijuana use was common and associated with poor recovery.
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 variables such as depression and anxiety predict the response to morphine analgesia in patients with low back pain.
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 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.
Pain is more common in those with depression and those with both depression and pain are more likely to have cognitive impairment.
"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."
Preexisting psychiatric and behavioral conditions and psychoactive medication use are associated with subsequent claims of prescription opioids.
Multiple psychosocial factors such as depression, anxiety, and pain catastrophizing are associated with opioid analgesic response.
"Clinicians should not ignore migraine when treating MS/P in patients with MDD."
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."
Insomnia carries more than double the risk of depression, according to a recent meta-analysis.
Adequate diagnosis and treatment of anxiety and depression needed for improved management of tension-type headaches.
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