Pain Comorbidities Feature Archive

Addressing Psychiatric Comorbidities in Inflammatory Rheumatic Diseases

Addressing Psychiatric Comorbidities in Inflammatory Rheumatic Diseases

Rheuatology Advisor speaks with a psychologist about addressing mental health in patients with inflammatory arthritis.

Addressing Depression in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Addressing Depression in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Clinicians address issues relating to treating patients with comorbid chronic fatigue syndrome and mood disorders.

Exploring the Connections Between Neuropathic Pain and Comorbid Mood Disorders

Exploring the Connections Between Neuropathic Pain and Comorbid Mood Disorders

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

Adequately Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Adequately Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

An antiviral that targets all the Herpes family virus successfully treated a patient with CFS.

Dealing With Suicidality-Associated Psychological Pain

Dealing With Suicidality-Associated Psychological Pain

"The clinician's role is to understand the nature, magnitude, intensity, and frequency of that pain."

Understanding the Mechanisms of Depression With Neuroimaging

Understanding the Mechanisms of Depression With Neuroimaging

Often, family and friends cannot appreciate the depth of pain and suffering that depression can cause.

Pain in Parkinson's Disease: A Research Vista for Innovative Treatments

Pain in Parkinson's Disease: A Research Vista for Innovative Treatments

Studies describing novel treatment avenues and/or complementary and alternative medicines for the treatment of pain in Parkinson's disease.

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

Pain in Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy: Why Your Mileage Might Vary

Pain in Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy: Why Your Mileage Might Vary

Pain either does or does not occur from the outset, and its presentation changes with disease progression.

Opioid, Benzodiazepine Coprescribing Increases Overdose Risk

Opioid, Benzodiazepine Coprescribing Increases Overdose Risk

Although coprescripting these two pain medications may be appropriate in some situations, complex pharmacokinetic interactions with concurrent use increases adverse effect risk.

Careful Consideration Warranted for Obese Patients In Pain

Careful Consideration Warranted for Obese Patients In Pain

In one study of 3,000 twins, after adjusting for variables, twins who were overweight were more likely to report painful conditions.

Case Report: Serotonin Syndrome Following Morphine Injection?

Case Report: Serotonin Syndrome Following Morphine Injection?

Serotonin syndrome is typically triggered by an interaction between drugs with serotonergic activity.

Pain Catastrophizing Not Just Psychological

Pain Catastrophizing Not Just Psychological

Myriad factors influence a patient to 'catastrophize' their pain.

Better Sleep, Less Pain: Studying the Links

Better Sleep, Less Pain: Studying the Links

Study investigating treatment to improve sleep and address pain related to fibromyalgia and PTSD.

Pain Treatment For Patients With Dementia Remains Inadequate

Pain Treatment For Patients With Dementia Remains Inadequate

Pain is commonly the underlying cause of behavioral symptoms in people who have dementia.

Sleep Disturbance and the Experience of Pain

Sleep Disturbance and the Experience of Pain

It is not hard to understand that pain can make sleep difficult, but how does sleep disturbance drive pain sensitivity?

Sleep Issues Common in Patients with Chronic Pain

Sleep Issues Common in Patients with Chronic Pain

A night with inadequate sleep may result in increased pain the next day, which may disrupt sleep even further. Learn how to help patients break this detrimental cycle.

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