PTSD

Predicting Suicidal Ideation in Veterans With Chronic Pain

Predicting Suicidal Ideation in Veterans With Chronic Pain

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A number of factors including chronic pain co-occurring with posttraumatic stress disorder and pain interference may predict suicidal ideation and violent impulses in US veterans with chronic pain.

Sleep Quality May Mediate the Association Between Pain and PTSD Symptom Severity in Youth With Chronic Pain

Sleep Quality May Mediate the Association Between Pain and PTSD Symptom Severity in Youth With Chronic Pain

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Greater severity of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms may be associated with higher levels of pain intensity and pain interference in pediatric patients with chronic pain, and this relationship may be partly mediated by sleep quality.

Sleep Quality, PTSD Symptoms, and Chronic Pain in Youth

Sleep Quality, PTSD Symptoms, and Chronic Pain in Youth

For youth with chronic pain, researchers found that sleep quality partially mediated the relationships between PTSD and pain intensity and interference.

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.

Providing Support, Therapy for Patients Who Are Victims of Sexual Harassment

Providing Support, Therapy for Patients Who Are Victims of Sexual Harassment

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An expert shares his insight on how victims of sexual harassment respond to trauma, and how you can best support your patients who have experienced sexual harassment or abuse.

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder May Predict Headache-Related Disability After Traumatic Physical Injury

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder May Predict Headache-Related Disability After Traumatic Physical Injury

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Investigators assessed single-incident traumatic physical injury survivors for symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and a composite of depression and anxiety symptoms.

Risk for Suicide in Patients With Migraine and Psychiatric Comorbidities

Risk for Suicide in Patients With Migraine and Psychiatric Comorbidities

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Although patients with migraine appear to be at a higher risk for suicide than the general population, migraineurs diagnosed with depression, anxiety, or posttraumatic stress disorder do not show a suicide association.

Pain Catastrophizing May Mediate Child Pain Associated With Parent, Child PTSD

Pain Catastrophizing May Mediate Child Pain Associated With Parent, Child PTSD

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Catastrophic thinking about pain in children may mediate the relationship between chronic pain and posttraumatic stress disorder in both children and parents.

Nighttime Opioid Combination to Treat Fibromyalgia With PTSD

Nighttime Opioid Combination to Treat Fibromyalgia With PTSD

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In patients with concomitant fibromyalgia and PTSD, opioid therapy was shown to improve quality of life and help patients return to a greater sense of "normalcy."

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.

Childhood Adversity Common in Patients With Fibromyalgia, Chronic Widespread Pain

Childhood Adversity Common in Patients With Fibromyalgia, Chronic Widespread Pain

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Women with fibromyalgia and chronic widespread pain had elevated levels of childhood adversity, including sexual and emotional abuse.

CBT to Reduce Substance Abuse, PTSD in Transgender Women With HIV

CBT to Reduce Substance Abuse, PTSD in Transgender Women With HIV

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A 12-week CBT program led to reductions in PTSD and substance abuse in transgender women with HIV.

Greater Trauma Associated With Amplification of Pain, Spinal Nociception

Greater Trauma Associated With Amplification of Pain, Spinal Nociception

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Trauma exposure plays a significant role in both pain response and development of chronic pain.

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.

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.

PTSD Impact on Axial Pain Following Motor Vehicle Collisions

PTSD Impact on Axial Pain Following Motor Vehicle Collisions

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Post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms following motor vehicle collisions contribute substantially to ongoing axial pain throughout the year following the accident.

PTSD in Veterans With Sleep Apnea Improved by Continuous Positive Airway Pressure

PTSD in Veterans With Sleep Apnea Improved by Continuous Positive Airway Pressure

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Researchers have found that posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms improved in veterans with obstructive sleep apnea who were treated with continuous positive airway pressure.

Differential Diagnosis for TBI, PTSD: a Case for Single-Photon Emission Computerized Tomography

Differential Diagnosis for TBI, PTSD: a Case for Single-Photon Emission Computerized Tomography

The opportunity exists to radically change the way medicine approaches TBI.

Paradoxical Pain Perception in PTSD

Paradoxical Pain Perception in PTSD

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Ruth Defrin, PhD, and colleagues from Tel-Aviv University in Israel have uncovered new information on the mechanism underlying comorbid PTSD and chronic pain.

Study: People With PTSD Show Alterations In Brain Topological Architecture

Study: People With PTSD Show Alterations In Brain Topological Architecture

Those with PTSD showed decreased path length and increased clustering coefficient, global efficiency, and local efficiency.

Case Report Describes Benefit Of Ketamine In Child With PTSD

Case Report Describes Benefit Of Ketamine In Child With PTSD

7-year-old demonstrated sustained remission from symptoms of aggression, emotional dysregulation.

PTSD Symptoms Persist For Thousands Of Vietnam Vets

PTSD Symptoms Persist For Thousands Of Vietnam Vets

It's never too late to seek help, experts say

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