The presence of anxiety and depression in individuals with chronic low back pain may be associated with higher pain severity and disability.
Individuals with chronic vs episodic migraine may be more likely to experience chronic back pain, chronic pain, neck pain, anxiety, and depression.
Adolescent patients with chronic pain may be more likely to suffer from alexithymia.
Substantial evidence suggests a close connection between neuropathic pain and mood disorders.
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 PainJanuary 22, 2018
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.
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.
Adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder frequently co-occurs with fibromyalgia syndrome and may negatively affect FMS-related morbidity.
Frequent migraines with or without aura were shown to increase the severity of anxiety and depression.
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.
The frequency of migraine - with or without aura - may be correlated with score of symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Depression, anxiety, and perceived stress scores were all positively correlated with increasing chest pain frequency, and the relationship was significant for depression.
A brief behavioral intervention delivered in a primary care setting was found to be effective for youth with anxiety and depression.
Attachment insecurity may amplify anxiety in children and adolescents with migraine without aura.
Researchers identified characteristics associated with pain improvement in patients with fibromyalgia who take antidepressant medications.
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.
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.
Psychological factors such as catastrophizing of pain are common in migraine and, along with depression and anxiety, contribute significantly to migraine-related disability.
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.
Psychosocial variables such as depression and anxiety predict the response to morphine analgesia in patients with low back pain.
For patients in a progressive care unit, clinical massage and guided imagery can reduce pain and anxiety.
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.
Multiple psychosocial factors such as depression, anxiety, and pain catastrophizing are associated with opioid analgesic response.
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."
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- Electroacupuncture May Help Reduce Opioid Use in Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain
- Reducing Mortality After Overdose: Is Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder Effective?
- Neuropathic Pain Medications
- Higher Buprenorphine Dose May Not Increase Severity of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
- Terms Used for Addiction May Be Associated With Explicit, Implicit Bias
- Ketamine Infusions May Be Effective for Refractory Headache
- Physical, Psychosocial Activity May Be Protective Against Development of Chronic Pain in Older Adults
- The Challenge of Compassion in Modern Healthcare Settings
- Republican Opposition to Obamacare: What's Done, What's to Come
- Lowering Default Pill Counts in EMRs May Effectively Reduce Postoperative Opioid Prescription Numbers
- Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine
- Daily and Retrospective Pain Measurements Comparable in Hip Osteoarthritis