depression

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Further confirmation of the value of an integrative approach to pain care was provided by conclusions reached in a recent study of healthcare expenditures for patients with back pain conducted by researchers from the University of Arizona School of Medicine, Tucson. The team found that patients with...

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I think we’ve been so focused on this opioid crisis that we have forgotten that these are very brittle people who have significant psychiatric co-morbidities, including depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, substance use disorders. I think that suicide is really a silent epidemic that has not been...

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A review conducted by researchers from the National Institute of Mental Health concludes that ketamine and similar drugs may offer an innovative approach to treating severe and refractory depression. Terming the potential a “paradigm shift” in depression therapy, the authors report that ketamine...

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Findings from a new study conclude that patients on long-term opioid therapy for noncancer pain and who also suffer from depression were more successful at stopping opioid use if they also adhere to a course of antidepressant medication. These patients, in turn, experienced a greater improvement in...

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I think the essence of how to move forward in treating these comorbid conditions is to become more specific in how we define depression. It’s a word that is general, has a lot of different meanings, and when you think about it from a clinical perspective, there really are many different types of...

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A study conducted by researchers from Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, UC San Diego offers confirmation of small study and anecdotal evidence of the efficacy of ketamine as an antidepressant. The research team examined the FDA Adverse Effect Reporting System (FAERS) for...

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Pain and depression are complex constructs that involve disease, but also patient vulnerabilities, reinforcements, and outcomes. Dr. Clark discusses the evaluation of patients from these different perspectives with the goal of developing tailored therapies that promote rehabilitation and better...

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Pain and depression. Depression and pain. Are they the same or do they just "look" the same? Is one the chicken and one the egg? Both terms reflect more than just a single concept. They represent complex constructs that relate to and interact with one another. In order to appreciate all the angles,...

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If we look at pain and we look at depression, pain is costing us about 600 billion dollars a year.  Depression alone is costing us about 100 billion dollars a year.  The comorbidity of these problems is extremely high--about 50 to 65 percent.  With regard to treating people who are suffering with...

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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.

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