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The cost of treating chronic pain now exceeds $500 billion annually, and conventional approaches deliver more failures than successes. Dr. Kaplan discusses why our failure is rooted in a misunderstanding of the problem, and asserts that the... ...
A geriatric psychiatrist discussed the epidemiology and screening process for these frequently comorbid conditions, and why considering these chronic conditions as linked may improve treatment outcomes in older patients. ...
Although pain affects people of all ages, older adults are at increased risk for chronic pain and resultant disability, as well as for transition from acute to chronic pain. In a "graying" America, it is important for clinicians to understand... ...
A specialist in pain and substance abuse discusses findings from the research on vulnerable populations in the pain community. Patients with pain and concurrent substance use disorders are particularly at risk for depression and suicidal ideation. To... ...
Effective use of naloxone for opioid overdose requires, first, the ability to recognize the symptoms and signs of opioid induced respiratory depression. All healthcare providers, responders, and patients need education in identifying overdose... ...
A consideration of the relationship between pain, depression and suicide ideation, with practitioner insights into mitigating the risk of suicide in patients with chronic pain conditions. Recorded at PAINWeek 2013. ...
A prominent psychiatrist and pain educator discusses the challenge of managing patients with chronic pain who also suffer with borderline personality disorder and depression, including the special difficulties associated with demanding, noncompliant,... ...
Chronic pain can be significantly influenced by psychological factors, and proper recognition and treatment can contribute to clinical success. ...
An examination of some of the gender based differences in the experience of pain, and in response to treatment modalities. ...
Studies indicate that various neuromuscular disorders are often accompanied by chronic pain. Dr Carter discusses this relationship and some options for treatment that are available. ...