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What are the rates of fatigue, anxiety, depression, and pain after a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS)? Does symptom severity change after a year? A new article published in the Multiple Sclerosis Journal studied the occurrences of symptoms in the year post an MS diagnosis. Via self-reports at 6...

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Early detection for dementia or stroke risk could improve outcomes. In a retrospective cohort study reported in Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine, researchers used Framingham Heart Study data. After determining widespread pain, and those who were dementia-free at baseline, researchers followed up...

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A new study reported in JAMA states that the combination of older age, dementia, and polypharmacy is equaling a potential rise in overdose risk and is not helping mental status. Study researchers examined the records of over 1.1 million dementia patients, median age 83, and determined that almost 14...

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A patient with multiple sclerosis experiences pain, tiredness, and a reduction in function. A co-occurring effect? Depression. An article in Annals of Behavioral Medicine looks at that depression and examines the benefit of earlier treatment. In an 8-week study, 154 adults with MS participated in an...

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Pain neuroscience education applies the biopsychosocial model of pain, integrating treatment of peripheral and central nociceptive components with other contributors of pain. Part of the goal is to have patients actively engaged in behaviors that increase activity, turn down the volume of the...

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Newswise — For some patients with a chronic condition, the amount of medical appointments they need to attend, and their length of time, can become overwhelming.

“There are many barriers to receiving behavioral health care, in particular,” says Anna Kratz, Ph.D., an associate professor of...

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Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) techniques, we have been able to open windows to the brain, to noninvasively study its structure and function. Pain processing within the central nervous system (CNS), brain and spinal cord, and how it is disrupted in chronic pain has been...

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