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Factors Underlying High Pain Tolerance in Ultra-Marathon Runners

Factors Underlying High Pain Tolerance in Ultra-Marathon Runners

Ultra-marathon runners may have lower levels of pain-related anxiety and reduced pain-related escape and avoidance behaviors compared with the general population, which may partially underlie their supranormal pain tolerance.

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

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

Nonprescription Drug Use Associated With Potentially Traumatic Events

Nonprescription Drug Use Associated With Potentially Traumatic Events

The nonmedical use of prescription drugs may be more consistently associated with discrete, potentially traumatic events and social-environmental stressors compared with long-lasting stressors related to family functioning during childhood and youth.

Knee Pain, Functional Impairment in Elderly Linked to Depressive Symptoms

Knee Pain, Functional Impairment in Elderly Linked to Depressive Symptoms

Knee pain and functional impairments in elderly individuals are associated with the development of depressive symptoms.

Sleep Quality May Mediate the Association Between Pain and PTSD Symptom Severity in Youth With Chronic Pain

Sleep Quality May Mediate the Association Between Pain and PTSD Symptom Severity in Youth With Chronic Pain

Greater severity of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms may be associated with higher levels of pain intensity and pain interference in pediatric patients with chronic pain, and this relationship may be partly mediated by sleep quality.

PTSD Symptoms and Patient-Related Outcomes in Chronic Pain

PTSD Symptoms and Patient-Related Outcomes in Chronic Pain

Patients with chronic pain and ≥1 posttraumatic stress disorder symptom, particularly numbness or detachment, have poor pain-related outcomes.

Cardiometabolic and Mortality Risks in Chronic Inflammatory Disorders

Cardiometabolic and Mortality Risks in Chronic Inflammatory Disorders

Certain inflammatory disorders may increase the risk for cardiometabolic events and all-cause mortality.

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

A brief behavioral intervention delivered in a primary care setting was found to be effective for youth with anxiety and depression.

Majority of Opioid Rx for Patients With Mental Disorders

Majority of Opioid Rx for Patients With Mental Disorders

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

Persistent Pain Linked With Greater Memory Decline & Dementia Probability

Persistent Pain Linked With Greater Memory Decline & Dementia Probability

Older adults with persistent pain showed more rapid memory decline and greater dementia probability compared with adults without persistent pain.

Fracture Risk and Psychotropic Medication Use

Fracture Risk and Psychotropic Medication Use

Mental disorders and psychotropic medication use are associated with an increased risk for fracture but are not fully captured by a tool used to assess fracture risk in the general population.

PTSD Impact on Axial Pain Following Motor Vehicle Collisions

PTSD Impact on Axial Pain Following Motor Vehicle Collisions

Post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms following motor vehicle collisions contribute substantially to ongoing axial pain throughout the year following the accident.

Effects of Pain Interference in Children With Chronic Pain

Effects of Pain Interference in Children With Chronic Pain

Pain interference was found to mediate the relationship between pain and depression in children with chronic pain.

Rapidly Increasing Opioid Dose Raises Risk for New-Onset Depression

Rapidly Increasing Opioid Dose Raises Risk for New-Onset Depression

Rapid increases in prescription opioid dose may lead to higher rates of new-onset depression.

Screening and Treating Pain in Depression to Improve Cognition

Screening and Treating Pain in Depression to Improve Cognition

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

Psychiatric Conditions Linked to Long-Term Opioid Use

Psychiatric Conditions Linked to Long-Term Opioid Use

Preexisting psychiatric and behavioral conditions and psychoactive medication use are associated with subsequent claims of prescription opioids.

Increased Risk of Depression in Individuals With Insomnia

Increased Risk of Depression in Individuals With Insomnia

Insomnia carries more than double the risk of depression, according to a recent meta-analysis.

History of Abuse Linked to Greater Pain Severity, Fibromyalgia, Depression and Anxiety

History of Abuse Linked to Greater Pain Severity, Fibromyalgia, Depression and Anxiety

Patients with a history of abuse either in childhood or adulthood have been found to display higher levels of depression, anxiety, pain severity and catastrophizing, as well as reduced physical functioning; in addition, those patients have higher scores on the fibromyalgia survey used to measure "fibromyalgia-ness" than those without a history of abuse.

Link Between Adolescent Chronic Pain and Depressive and Anxiety Symptoms Identified

Link Between Adolescent Chronic Pain and Depressive and Anxiety Symptoms Identified

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

Shift Work Linked With Poor Health Indicators

Shift Work Linked With Poor Health Indicators

Excess weight, sleep issues more common among those with changing schedules.

Less Weight Gain with Gabapentin Enacarbil Therapy for DPN

Less Weight Gain with Gabapentin Enacarbil Therapy for DPN

Gabapentin enacarbil was associated with lower incidences of peripheral edema and weight gain than pregabalin, according to authors of a multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled Phase 2 study.

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