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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

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.

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Clinical Comorbidities Increased After Arthroscopic Hip Surgery

Clinical Comorbidities Increased After Arthroscopic Hip Surgery

Following elective arthroscopic hip surgery, the rate of seven major clinical comorbidities increases significantly.

Back Pain Frequency, Mental Health, and Substance Use in Adolescents

Back Pain Frequency, Mental Health, and Substance Use in Adolescents

Adolescents who experience more frequent back pain may be more likely to smoke and drink alcohol and report feelings of anxiety and depression.

Seven-Item Pain Intensity Measure Reliable in Individuals With Dementia

Seven-Item Pain Intensity Measure Reliable in Individuals With Dementia

A 7-item pain intensity measure for persons with dementia has shown initial validity and reliability

Antidepressant Effects of Ketamine Appear to Require Opioid System Activation

Antidepressant Effects of Ketamine Appear to Require Opioid System Activation

Researchers conducted a double-blind crossover study in adults with treatment-resistant depression to determine the involvement of the opioid system in ketamine's antidepressant effects.

Pain Severity May Partly Mediate the Association Between Depression and Physical Performance in Knee OA

Pain Severity May Partly Mediate the Association Between Depression and Physical Performance in Knee OA

Pain may partly mediate the observed association between physical performance and depressive symptoms in patients with radiographic knee osteoarthritis.

Call to Better Investigate the Associations Between Sleep Disturbances and Chronic Pain

Call to Better Investigate the Associations Between Sleep Disturbances and Chronic Pain

Although literature indicates bidirectional associations between sleep disturbances and pain, few longitudinal studies have examined the role of sleep disturbances in contributing to chronic pain.

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.