Depression

Depression-Associated Stigma May Limit Access to Chronic Pain Care

Depression-Associated Stigma May Limit Access to Chronic Pain Care

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Individuals with chronic pain and comorbid depression may experience higher levels of stigma related to their conditions compared with patients with chronic pain alone.

PTSD Symptoms and Patient-Related Outcomes in Chronic Pain

PTSD Symptoms and Patient-Related Outcomes in Chronic Pain

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Patients with chronic pain and ≥1 posttraumatic stress disorder symptom, particularly numbness or detachment, have poor pain-related outcomes.

Multidisciplinary Social Cognitive Intervention May Improve Quality of Life and Autonomy for Patients With Chronic Pain

Multidisciplinary Social Cognitive Intervention May Improve Quality of Life and Autonomy for Patients With Chronic Pain

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An intensive social cognitive intervention delivered by a multidisciplinary team may lead to improvements in health-related quality of life, depressive symptoms, and autonomy in patients with chronic pain.

Pain Treatment in Nursing Home Residents May Improve Sleep

Pain Treatment in Nursing Home Residents May Improve Sleep

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A stepwise pain treatment may improve sleep in nursing home patients with dementia and depression.

Opioid Use Associated With Subjective Measures of Disease in Ankylosing Spondylitis

Opioid Use Associated With Subjective Measures of Disease in Ankylosing Spondylitis

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Opioid use in patients with ankylosing spondylitis may be associated with subjective measures of disease and depression, but not objective measures of inflammation.

On the Importance of Screening for ADHD in Patients With Fibromyalgia

On the Importance of Screening for ADHD in Patients With Fibromyalgia

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Adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder frequently co-occurs with fibromyalgia syndrome and may negatively affect FMS-related morbidity.

Higher Migraine Frequency Increases Severity of Depression, Anxiety

Higher Migraine Frequency Increases Severity of Depression, Anxiety

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Frequent migraines with or without aura were shown to increase the severity of anxiety and depression.

Depressive Symptoms in Medical Interns Increased With Work-Family Conflicts

Depressive Symptoms in Medical Interns Increased With Work-Family Conflicts

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Depressive symptoms increase during medical internships for both men and women, but the increase is greater among women.

Cannabis Use Associated With Relationship Between Pain and Negative Affect

Cannabis Use Associated With Relationship Between Pain and Negative Affect

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Frequent cannabis users enrolled in a Medication-Assisted Treatment for opioid addiction exhibit greater associations between pain and negative affects compared with less-frequent users.

Migraine Frequency Correlated With Depression and Anxiety

Migraine Frequency Correlated With Depression and Anxiety

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The frequency of migraine - with or without aura - may be correlated with score of symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Recurrent Chest Pain Linked to Depression, Anxiety

Recurrent Chest Pain Linked to Depression, Anxiety

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Depression, anxiety, and perceived stress scores were all positively correlated with increasing chest pain frequency, and the relationship was significant for 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.

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