depression

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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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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 comorbidities of pain and depression are, in actuality,...

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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 what degree does this underlie the problem of...

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There’s a robust body of literature on the comorbidity of depression, anxiety and chronic pain. Approximately 50 percent of patients who suffer from chronic nonmalignant pain suffer from some degree of depression. With respect to pain patients and suicidal ideation the prevalence is anywhere between...

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It turns out that psychological factors strongly correlate with prescription for opioids and also for opioid dose. Some of those factors are depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and history of substance use disorder.  So a person’s history and also their current psychological make-up...

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Pretty much any relationship between pain and depression that you can imagine has data behind it. There is evidence that they both interact. There’s evidence that pain impedes treatment of depression. There’s evidence that depression impedes treatment of pain. They are distinct but related problems....

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