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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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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.

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.

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.

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.