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Pain, Psychiatric Comorbidities More Common in Chronic vs Episodic Migraine

Pain, Psychiatric Comorbidities More Common in Chronic vs Episodic Migraine

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Individuals with chronic vs episodic migraine may be more likely to experience chronic back pain, chronic pain, neck pain, anxiety, and depression.

Chronic Pain in Adolescents and Alexithymia

Chronic Pain in Adolescents and Alexithymia

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Adolescent patients with chronic pain may be more likely to suffer from alexithymia.

Exploring the Connections Between Neuropathic Pain and Comorbid Mood Disorders

Exploring the Connections Between Neuropathic Pain and Comorbid Mood Disorders

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Substantial evidence suggests a close connection between neuropathic pain and mood disorders.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Attachment Insecurity Mediates Anxiety in Pediatric Migraine

Attachment Insecurity Mediates Anxiety in Pediatric Migraine

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Attachment insecurity may amplify anxiety in children and adolescents with migraine without aura.

Response to Pregabalin for Fibromyalgia-Related Pain in Patients Taking Antidepressants

Response to Pregabalin for Fibromyalgia-Related Pain in Patients Taking Antidepressants

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Researchers identified characteristics associated with pain improvement in patients with fibromyalgia who take antidepressant medications.

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.

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.

Psychological Factors As Treatment Target in Chronic Migraine

Psychological Factors As Treatment Target in Chronic Migraine

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Psychological factors such as catastrophizing of pain are common in migraine and, along with depression and anxiety, contribute significantly to migraine-related disability.

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.

Psychosocial Factors Predict Analgesic Response to Morphine

Psychosocial Factors Predict Analgesic Response to Morphine

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Psychosocial variables such as depression and anxiety predict the response to morphine analgesia in patients with low back pain.

Clinical Massage, Guided Imagery for Pain, Anxiety

Clinical Massage, Guided Imagery for Pain, Anxiety

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 Fibromyalgia

Trauma History Associated With Psychological Comorbidities in Patients With Juvenile-Onset Fibromyalgia

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Young adults with juvenile-onset fibromyalgia and a history of trauma are more likely to have psychological comorbidities.

Diagnostic Criteria for Chronic Sickle Cell Disease-Related Pain

Diagnostic Criteria for Chronic Sickle Cell Disease-Related Pain

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A new evidence-based classification system for chronic sickle cell disease pain was recently published.

Psychosocial Factors That May Predict Opioid Analgesia

Psychosocial Factors That May Predict Opioid Analgesia

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Multiple psychosocial factors such as depression, anxiety, and pain catastrophizing are associated with opioid analgesic response.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation-Mediated Analgesia is Independent of Improvements in Depression

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation-Mediated Analgesia is Independent of Improvements in Depression

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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.

Self-Screening Tests to Identify Anxiety in Rheumatic Disease

Self-Screening Tests to Identify Anxiety in Rheumatic Disease

"The use of a self-applied screening tool can help clinicians to properly detect depression and anxiety associated with diverse rheumatic diseases."

Risk of Anxiety, Depression in Tension Headaches

Risk of Anxiety, Depression in Tension Headaches

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Adequate diagnosis and treatment of anxiety and depression needed for improved management of tension-type headaches.

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