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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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Objectives:

The primary aim of this study was to better understand the role that social factors (ie, social support, satisfaction in participation with social roles, social isolation, and self-perceived ability to perform social roles and activities) play in pain-related interference...

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Newswise — When chronic pain keeps children from being active and social, it’s no surprise that anxiety and depression can become unwelcome playmates.

Unfortunately, this scenario can become a vicious cycle—not only can pain lead to depression and anxiety, but worsening depression and anxiety can...

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A CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report recommends “systemic mental health screening” for arthritis sufferers. Over half a billion adults in the United States with arthritis may benefit from healthcare provider screening and referrals to psychotherapy and other programs to allay depression and...

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Burnout has increased at a disproportionate rate in physicians as compared to the general working population in the US. Dr. Prasad discusses the statistics, the contributing factors, and strategies for prevention that primary care should know about.

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Newswise — Depression is linked to diminished activity in parts of the brain believed to regulate mood, which previous research suggests may explain why depressed persons display an lessened ability to govern their ruminative thought process.

In a new paper published online in advance of print...

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In an article published last month in PloS One, researchers studying 155 outpatients with major depressive disorder found that “Compared with the migraine with inactive headache group and the non-migraine group, patients with migraine with active headache had significantly higher intensities of...

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Buprenorphine and methadone are the most common medications currently used to treat opioid use disorder; both, however, are also opioids and can result in unwanted side effects. Additionally, treatment with these options often must be continued for months to prevent relapse. But an experimental...

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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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