Mental Illness

Mixing Sedative-Hypnotics, Prescription Opioids Associated With Suicidal Ideation in Serious Mental Illness

Mixing Sedative-Hypnotics, Prescription Opioids Associated With Suicidal Ideation in Serious Mental Illness

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Concurrent use of sedative-hypnotic and prescription opioid medications may increase the risk for suicidal ideation in individuals with serious mental illness.

Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy, Offspring Intellectual Disability Not Linked

Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy, Offspring Intellectual Disability Not Linked

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There is no association between intellectual disability and maternal use of antidepressants during pregnancy.

Improving Medication Adherence to Mitigate Adverse Effects of Cannabis on Psychosis Relapse

Improving Medication Adherence to Mitigate Adverse Effects of Cannabis on Psychosis Relapse

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Interventions targeted at improving medication adherence might mitigate the adverse effects of cannabis use on psychosis outcomes.

Majority of Opioid Rx for Patients With Mental Disorders

Majority of Opioid Rx for Patients With Mental Disorders

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More than half of all opioids prescribed in the United States are for patients who have a mental health disorder.

Medical Marijuana Laws May Reduce Medicare Prescription Use, Spending

Medical Marijuana Laws May Reduce Medicare Prescription Use, Spending

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In states where marijuana is legalized for medicinal purposes, Medicare's prescription drug benefit program has lowered its spending due to reduced prescription drug use.

The Identification of Pain in Mood Disorders: Toward Improving Comorbid Diagnoses and Treatment Outcomes

The Identification of Pain in Mood Disorders: Toward Improving Comorbid Diagnoses and Treatment Outcomes

Studies examining the identification and use of screening tools for mental illness in chronic pain

ICU Stays Increase Risk of ARDS Patients Developing Psychiatric Symptoms

ICU Stays Increase Risk of ARDS Patients Developing Psychiatric Symptoms

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Staying in the ICU after surviving a life-threatening illness may put some patients at high risk for psychiatric symptoms.

Can PCPs Cut Depression in Patients?

Can PCPs Cut Depression in Patients?

Prevention strategy tailored to individual risk, implemented in primary care office.

Catastrophizing: Not a Ploy for Attention

Catastrophizing: Not a Ploy for Attention

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Study suggests that solicitousness is a side effect of catastrophizing, not the main goal.

How Psychologists, Physicians Can Coexist in Pain Medicine

How Psychologists, Physicians Can Coexist in Pain Medicine

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Psychologists have much to offer medicine as a profession, and pain medicine in particular.

The Power of Emotion on Chronic Pain

The Power of Emotion on Chronic Pain

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The correlation between mental health and how well chronic pain is controlled has been well established, and this particular case appears to demonstrate this relationship quite well.

Mental Health Disorders Common Among Bariatric Surgery Patients

Mental Health Disorders Common Among Bariatric Surgery Patients

But such conditions don't seem to hinder post-op weight loss.

Mental Disorders Associated to Onset of Chronic Physical Conditions

Mental Disorders Associated to Onset of Chronic Physical Conditions

Associations were mainly significant for 16 mental disorders, including anxiety and substance abuse.

Mindfulness Practice Cuts Stress in Low-Income School Children

Mindfulness Practice Cuts Stress in Low-Income School Children

Improved psychological functioning, moderation of negative effect of stress for middle school students.

Mental Disorders Linked With Chronic Pain in Teens

Mental Disorders Linked With Chronic Pain in Teens

Most substantial temporal links for affective, anxiety, and behavior disorders prior to chronic pain.

Depressed Mood Triples Risk for Chronic Neck Pain in Office Workers

Depressed Mood Triples Risk for Chronic Neck Pain in Office Workers

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Routine screening for psychosocial, physical, and neurophysiologic factors may be indicated.

Depression in Interns, Residents on the Rise

Depression in Interns, Residents on the Rise

Almost 30% of medical residents reported having depression or depressive symptoms.

Algorithm Boosts Pain Management in Patients with Dementia

Algorithm Boosts Pain Management in Patients with Dementia

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Evidence-based approach helps nurses reduce pain in elderly patients with cognitive impairment.

Depression May Be Tied to Hospitalization for Preventable Illnesses

Depression May Be Tied to Hospitalization for Preventable Illnesses

Depressed people were 1.21 times more likely to be rehospitalized within 30 days for the same ailment, and 1.19 times more likely to return for a different one.

Address Mental Health Barriers in Chronic Pain

Address Mental Health Barriers in Chronic Pain

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Depression, substance abuse are commonly reported in patients who have chronic pain.

Thanksgiving, Gratitude, and Mental Health

Thanksgiving, Gratitude, and Mental Health

Gratitude can help people to become more social and develop deeper and healthier relationships, which in turn can improve their emotional health.

The Impact of Physical Pain on Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors

The Impact of Physical Pain on Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors

A meta-analysis quantifies the association between chronic pain and the spectrum of suicidal behaviors.

Suicide Risk Rises for Head, Neck Cancer Patients

Suicide Risk Rises for Head, Neck Cancer Patients

Dependence on breathing tubes, feeding tubes might play a part in despair.

Few Adults With Severe Mental Illness Screened for Diabetes

Few Adults With Severe Mental Illness Screened for Diabetes

About 30% receive diabetes-specific screening; no form of glucose screening for 31.1%.

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.

Are Behavior Disorders Early Risk Factors of Chronic Pain?

Are Behavior Disorders Early Risk Factors of Chronic Pain?

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Mental disorders have been found to be predictors for the onset of chronic pain in adolescents.

Most U.S. Patients Will Experience Diagnostic Error

Most U.S. Patients Will Experience Diagnostic Error

Panel urges changes to an increasingly complex health care system.

Why Aren't Clinicians Monitoring Patients On Opioids For Depression?

Why Aren't Clinicians Monitoring Patients On Opioids For Depression?

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Published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, a new report outlines why clinicians should monitor patients who have been taking opioids for pain management at a younger age for the emergence of mood dysfunction.

CDC: 20% Of U.S. Adults Have A Physical Or Mental Disability

CDC: 20% Of U.S. Adults Have A Physical Or Mental Disability

Race, poverty, and less education linked to increased odds of having a disability.

Chronic Lower Back Pain Patients With Psychiatric Disorders More Likely To Abuse Opioids

Chronic Lower Back Pain Patients With Psychiatric Disorders More Likely To Abuse Opioids

Published in Anesthesiology, the journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, a new report concluded that patients with psychiatric disorders such as depression or anxiety are more likely to abuse opioids prescribed for chronic lower back pain.

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