Tag: Chronic Pain
How a mysterious debilitating illness created a human foundation for breakthrough conversations in research and innovation.
“Converging lines of evidence now suggest that depression—a common comorbidity in the setting of chronic pain—may in some patients represent an unrecognized yet potentially reversible harm of opioid therapy.”
In the 1800s, the British East India Company, aided by England’s parliament which invested in it, profited greatly by selling opium in China. This began what China calls its “century of humiliation” in which a great empire was brought to its knees. Are we at the start of our own lost century, with psych pill and opioid dispensers taking on the BEIC’s role?
From Rooted in Rights: "Not only has the opioid epidemic and the media coverage of it made many people more suspicious of pain patients who...
Experiencing moderate to severe pain, or having at least moderate life interference from pain, doubles risk for anxiety or depression.
Research examines the effects of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) on experiences of chronic pain among low-income patients.
From The Sun: According to a new study, one in ten women with the chronic condition endometriosis are at a greater risk of developing mental health problems....
The paradox of relieving chronic pain with an antidepressant (and a new set of symptoms).
From National Institutes of Health: NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins and NIDA Director Dr. Nora Volkow have co-authored a special report on a new public-private...
Findings show that participants with lower levels of education and SES suffer from more chronic pain.
Researchers found acupuncture effective in the treatment of chronic pain and depression
A new study finds that individuals being treated with open-label placebos showed significant reductions in pain and disability, even when compared to individuals receiving treatment as usual.
A review published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings used U.S.-based clinical trial evidence to examine the efficacy of complementary health approaches for chronic pain management....