Comorbidities

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 Back, Neck Pain Linked to Prior Mental Disorders

Chronic Back, Neck Pain Linked to Prior Mental Disorders

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Mental disorders are positively associated with subsequent self-reported chronic back and/or neck pain, with a clear dose-response relationship between the number of mental disorders and subsequent pain.

Episodic Migraines and Risk for Cardiovascular Disease: Treatment Implications

Episodic Migraines and Risk for Cardiovascular Disease: Treatment Implications

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A large proportion of patients with episodic migraine have greater risk for cardiovascular disease with increasing age and subsequently have contraindications to treatment with triptan and ergot medications.

Panic Disorder May Increase Side Effects of Depression Treatment

Panic Disorder May Increase Side Effects of Depression Treatment

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Patients with chronic depression and comorbid panic disorder are more likely to experience side effects as a result of treatment with antidepressant medications.

Screening and Treating Pain in Depression to Improve Cognition

Screening and Treating Pain in Depression to Improve Cognition

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Pain is more common in those with depression and those with both depression and pain are more likely to have cognitive impairment.

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.

Assessing and Treating Insomnia-Chronic Pain Comorbidities

Assessing and Treating Insomnia-Chronic Pain Comorbidities

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A Pain-Related Beliefs and Attitudes about Sleep scale assesses attitudes about sleep among individuals with chronic pain.

Genetic Factors, Shared Environment and the Risk of Chronic Pain and Depression

Genetic Factors, Shared Environment and the Risk of Chronic Pain and Depression

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.

The Short-Form Health Survey as an Effective Diagnostic Tool for Psychiatric Comorbidities in RA Patients

The Short-Form Health Survey as an Effective Diagnostic Tool for Psychiatric Comorbidities in RA Patients

The analysis found that the SF-36 survey was an effective diagnostic tool for MDD and GAD in patients with RA.

Link Between Adolescent Chronic Pain and Depressive and Anxiety Symptoms Identified

Link Between Adolescent Chronic Pain and Depressive and Anxiety Symptoms Identified

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Individuals experiencing chronic pain in adolescence are more likely to develop anxiety and depressive disorders in adulthood.

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