Depression

Anxiety and Depression May Affect Treatment Outcomes for Chronic Low Back Pain

Anxiety and Depression May Affect Treatment Outcomes for Chronic Low Back Pain

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The presence of anxiety and depression in individuals with chronic low back pain may be associated with higher pain severity and disability.

Functional Restoration for Chronic Pain and Depression in the Elderly: Pharmacotherapy and Beyond

Functional Restoration for Chronic Pain and Depression in the Elderly: Pharmacotherapy and Beyond

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Functional restoration is a multimodal approach to chronic pain and depression, and includes psychoeducation about pain, biofeedback, mindfulness training, physical and occupational therapy, and detoxification of narcotics.

Pain Interference Associated With Depression, Pain Self-Efficacy in Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain

Pain Interference Associated With Depression, Pain Self-Efficacy in Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain

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Patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain on long-term opioid therapy who report high levels of pain may be more likely to have moderate to high pain interference.

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.

Incidence of Musculoskeletal Disorders, Depression in Migraine

Incidence of Musculoskeletal Disorders, Depression in Migraine

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Fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, sciatic syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and moderate depression may be more prevalent in working-age individuals with vs without migraine.

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.

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.

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