Psychogenic Pain

Path to Empathy As Vital As Being Empathetic

Path to Empathy As Vital As Being Empathetic

Different paths to perspective of another's experience are associated with varying effect on helpers' health during helping behavior.

Off-label Antidepressant Prescriptions Often Unsupported by Strong Evidence

Off-label Antidepressant Prescriptions Often Unsupported by Strong Evidence

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These findings highlight an urgent need to produce more evidence on the risks and benefits of off-label antidepressant use.

Catastrophizing: Not a Ploy for Attention

Catastrophizing: Not a Ploy for Attention

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Study suggests that solicitousness is a side effect of catastrophizing, not the main goal.

Trauma, PTSD May Raise Women's Odds of Cardiovascular Disease

Trauma, PTSD May Raise Women's Odds of Cardiovascular Disease

Increased risk, but research doesn't establish cause-and-effect relationship.

Psychological Mediators of Disability in Back and Neck Pain

Psychological Mediators of Disability in Back and Neck Pain

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Certain stressors are more likely to increase the risk of pain.

Certain Psychiatric Drugs May Be Associated With Higher Homicide Risk

An study of people convicted of homicides found that using benzodiazepines was associated with a 45% increased risk of doing so.

AMA Warns Physicians To Remain Aware of Possible Burnout

AMA Warns Physicians To Remain Aware of Possible Burnout

Stress is major predictor for burnout among doctors; operating in high-stress environment also harmful.

Pain Treatment For Patients With Dementia Remains Inadequate

Pain Treatment For Patients With Dementia Remains Inadequate

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

Gout Protective Against Alzheimer's?

Gout Protective Against Alzheimer's?

Patients with gout have lower odds for dementia, but more research is needed.

Genetics May Play Role in Depression, Back Pain Link

Genetics May Play Role in Depression, Back Pain Link

The association between depression and lower back pain is due in part to genetics.

As Opioid Dose Increases, So Too May Depression

As Opioid Dose Increases, So Too May Depression

Lowering dose may mitigate an association between increased dose and depression.

Every Patient with IBD Differs

Every Patient with IBD Differs

"Multifactorial etiology" contributes to how IBD patients perceive pain.

Site of Pain Not Always the Source

Site of Pain Not Always the Source

For orofacial pain of nondental origin, the pain could be originating from elsewhere.

Challenging Issues in Treating Patients with Depression and Pain

Challenging Issues in Treating Patients with Depression and Pain

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Acute pain is lessened with opioid treatment but depression is associated with reduced response to acute opioid treatment.

Pain Management More Complex in Patients with Psychiatric Disorders

Pain Management More Complex in Patients with Psychiatric Disorders

It may be difficult to quantify pain in a patient with a psychiatric disorder.

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