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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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Observational Tools May Lack Sensitivity for Evaluating Pain Intensity in Advanced Dementia

Observational Tools May Lack Sensitivity for Evaluating Pain Intensity in Advanced Dementia

The Pain Assessment in Advanced Dementia German version does not show significant differences in pain reduction in patients with advanced dementia treated with oxycodone vs placebo.

Daily Alcohol Use May Drive Chronic Pain in Adults With HIV

Daily Alcohol Use May Drive Chronic Pain in Adults With HIV

Daily alcohol use was found to have a reciprocal relationship with greater daily pain in older adults with HIV.

Encouraging Emotional Awareness, Expression of Life Stress in Women With Chronic Urogenital Pain

Encouraging Emotional Awareness, Expression of Life Stress in Women With Chronic Urogenital Pain

Researchers developed a 4-phase life stress interview to determine whether women with chronic urogenital pain could derive benefits from disclosing stressors and gaining awareness of links between stress, emotions, and symptoms.

Children With TMD-Related Pain More Prone to Psychosocial Issues

Children With TMD-Related Pain More Prone to Psychosocial Issues

Children and adolescents with temporomandibular disorders may experience emotional, somatic, and aggressive behavior more frequently than their healthy counterparts.

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.