Psychosocial Intervention

Psychosocial Interventions May Improve Outcomes in Orthopedic Surgery

Psychosocial Interventions May Improve Outcomes in Orthopedic Surgery

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Psychosocial interventions such as patient education and relaxation techniques may help reduce pain after orthopedic surgery and improve quality of clinical care.

Intentional Poisoning as a Method for Obtaining Opioid Medications

Intentional Poisoning as a Method for Obtaining Opioid Medications

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According to the authors, this report represents the first case of recurrent fallacious lactatemia secondary to EG poisoning in the setting of drug-seeking behavior.

Examining Rates of Long-Term Opioid Use in Youth With Psychiatric Disorders

Examining Rates of Long-Term Opioid Use in Youth With Psychiatric Disorders

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Adolescents with anxiety, mood, neurodevelopmental, sleep, and nonopioid substance use disorders and most mental health treatments were significantly more likely to receive opioids.

Web-Based CBT Adjunct May Address Aberrant Drug-Related Behaviors in Chronic Pain

Web-Based CBT Adjunct May Address Aberrant Drug-Related Behaviors in Chronic Pain

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A web-based cognitive behavior therapy program may be associated with greater reductions in aberrant drug-related behavior, pain interference, and pain catastrophizing in patients with chronic pain treated with opioids who undergo treatment as usual compared with patients who undergo treatment as usual only.

Web-Based Pain Management Program Reduces Aberrant Drug Behavior in Chronic Pain

Web-Based Pain Management Program Reduces Aberrant Drug Behavior in Chronic Pain

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A web-based self-management program may reduce aberrant drug behaviors and pain catastrophizing in patients with chronic pain treated with opioids.

Multidisciplinary Social Cognitive Intervention May Improve Quality of Life and Autonomy for Patients With Chronic Pain

Multidisciplinary Social Cognitive Intervention May Improve Quality of Life and Autonomy for Patients With Chronic Pain

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An intensive social cognitive intervention delivered by a multidisciplinary team may lead to improvements in health-related quality of life, depressive symptoms, and autonomy in patients with chronic pain.

Psychophysical Responses in Acupuncture vs Sham Laser

Psychophysical Responses in Acupuncture vs Sham Laser

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Acupuncture and mock laser treatment yield similar psychophysical responses.

Positive Psychological Intervention Effective on Osteoarthritis

Positive Psychological Intervention Effective on Osteoarthritis

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Positive psychosocial interventions improved symptom severity, quality of life, and mood in Veteran Administration patients with osteoarthritis of the hip and knee.

Positive Psychological Intervention Effective on Osteoarthritis

Positive Psychological Intervention Effective on Osteoarthritis

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Positive psychosocial interventions improved symptom severity, quality of life, and mood in Veteran Administration patients with osteoarthritis of the hip and knee.

Positive Psychological Intervention Effective on Osteoarthritis

Positive Psychological Intervention Effective on Osteoarthritis

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Positive psychosocial interventions improved symptom severity, quality of life, and mood in Veteran Administration patients with osteoarthritis of the hip and knee.

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

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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

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

Psychosocial Functioning Distinct From Symptomatic Improvement in Depression

Psychosocial Functioning Distinct From Symptomatic Improvement in Depression

Psychosocial functioning does not necessarily improve concurrently with depressive symptoms in patients with major depressive disorder being treated with electroconvulsive therapy.

Telephone-Based vs In-Person CBT for Chronic Back Pain

Telephone-Based vs In-Person CBT for Chronic Back Pain

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Interactive voice response-based CBT is as effective as in-person CBT for patients with chronic back pain.

Detecting Cognitive Dysfunction in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Detecting Cognitive Dysfunction in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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The Montreal Cognitive Assessment is superior to the Mini-Mental State Examination at detecting cognitive dysfunction in SLE.

Detecting Cognitive Dysfunction in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Detecting Cognitive Dysfunction in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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The Montreal Cognitive Assessment is superior to the Mini-Mental State Examination at detecting cognitive dysfunction in SLE.

Dr Beth Darnall on Changing Mindset for Pain Relief

Dr Beth Darnall on Changing Mindset for Pain Relief

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A negative pain mindset - catastrophizing - undermines pain treatment effectiveness and facilitates structural brain changes that serve to maintain pain and distress.

Chronic Pain Treatment Outcomes Influenced by Nonspecific Factors

Chronic Pain Treatment Outcomes Influenced by Nonspecific Factors

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Contextual or nonspecific factors may influence treatment outcomes in patients with chronic pain.

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