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.
These data implicate the cannabinoid system in decision-making regarding the allocation of cognitive effort
"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.
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.
New findings suggest shared genetic etiology vs causal relationship in comorbid migraine and depression.
A high proportion of individuals with IBS have comorbid anxiety and depression affecting the HPA axis and microbiota.
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