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Researchers reviewed 26 relevant studies of presurgical psychological predictors on the outcomes of knee or hip surgery and found that “there is evidential value for the effect of depression on pain intensity and function, anxiety on pain intensity and function, pain catastrophizing on pain...

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A study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society of 568 people surveyed found that 15% used cannabis within the past 3 years, over 50% of those surveyed used it regularly (daily or weekly), and 78% used it for self-medicating. Patients reported most commonly smoking, taking tinctures, or...

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According to a study in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, mindfulness helped improve the coping skills of those in chronic pain. It was a small study of 28 participants, 89% of whom had positive results from an 8-week group course in mindfulness-based stress reduction. Guided by...

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What’s the link between serious mental illness and pain? An article in Schizophrenia Research explored the connection using information from almost 900 people with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, or major depressive disorder. Participants completed the Global Assessment...

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Individuals with chronic pain may lack awareness that they are feeling grief. People who suffer from chronic pain may experience losses in several areas: comfort, sexual function, career, income, self-efficacy, cognitive function, intimacy, pride, joy, self-esteem, self-control, independence, mental...

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Newswise — Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability. Post-injury distress is common, with many individuals experiencing chronic anxiety and depressive symptoms as well as chronic pain. In this collection of articles in the journal NeuroRehabilitation, experts report on...

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Over-the-counter analgesics are easy to access and are, for many, a way to control pain. However, a study published in the journal of Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety brought to light some sobering statistics. Almost half a million suicide related cases called in to Poison Control Centers in the...

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From the Journal of Gastroenterology.

Abstract

Background: Pain is the most debilitating symptom of recurrent acute pancreatitis (RAP) and chronic pancreatitis (CP) and often requires chronic opioids or total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation to manage. Pain is a complex experience...

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From the Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science.

Highlights

• Psychological flexibility (PF) & self-compassion (SC) predict pain outcomes.

• In people with chronic pain (n=420) PF and SC variables were significantly correlated.

• SC predicted depression, pain interference and work and...

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This poster was presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine.

Introduction: Many patients referred by pain physicians to pain psychology do not proceed to establish care with pain psychology. This study investigated factors that may influence whether chronic pain...

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