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Burnout has increased at a disproportionate rate in US clinicians compared to the general working population. It is a significant issue that warrants further attention.

  • It is estimated that 39% of US physicians meet symptoms for depression.
  • The suicide rate among physicians is 2 times higher than...

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In an article published online today at Newsweek.com, researchers report an increase in suicides linked to the use of gabapentin and baclofen. Gabapentin is an antiepileptic, and baclofen is a muscle relaxant and antispasmodic, and they are frequently prescribed for pain instead of opioids. Chronic...

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Individuals who suffer from chronic pain often present with significant medical and psychiatric comorbidities that can exacerbate the pain experience and contribute to a further erosion of quality of life and disability. Suicide is a serious side effect of chronic pain.

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New research conducted by a team from the School of Social Welfare, Albany University reports an association between nonmedical prescription opioid use (NMPOU) and risk for suicide ideation, planning, and attempt among both younger and older adults. The researchers express particular concern over...

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I think suicide is a silent epidemic. I think we’ve been so obsessed with the “opioid crisis” that we really miss this cry for help from patients with chronic musculoskeletal or nonmalignant pain and malignant pain. Almost 50% of patients with chronic pain have suicidal thoughts, and they may not...

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