Tag: Chronic Pain

Study Highlights Lack of Evidence for Antidepressants in Treatment of Chronic...

A new Cochrane review details the lack of evidence for antidepressants in the treatment of chronic pain.

Break Down. Wake Up. podcast ‚Äď 003 ‚Äď Speaking About the...

How a mysterious debilitating illness created a human foundation for breakthrough conversations in research and innovation.

Opioids May Cause Depression and Worsen Chronic Pain

‚ÄúConverging lines of evidence now suggest that depression‚ÄĒa common comorbidity in the setting of chronic pain‚ÄĒmay in some patients represent an unrecognized yet potentially reversible harm of opioid therapy.‚ÄĚ

How Our Government Helps Drug-Dealing Doctors Kill Us

In the 1800s, the British East India Company, aided by England‚Äôs parliament which invested in it, profited greatly by selling opium in China. This began what China calls its ‚Äúcentury of humiliation‚ÄĚ 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‚Äôs role?

Stop Telling Chronic Pain Patients to Just Accept Their Pain

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...

Pain Increases Later Risk for Anxiety and Depression

Experiencing moderate to severe pain, or having at least moderate life interference from pain, doubles risk for anxiety or depression.

Opioid Bill Includes Involuntary Commitment

From EDS and Chronic Pain News & Info: Recent legislation has proposed measures that permit people to be involuntarily committed on the basis of perceived...

CBT and Educational Intervention Reduce Chronic Pain, Study Finds

Research examines the effects of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) on experiences of chronic pain among low-income patients.

Women With Endometriosis at Risk of Mental Health Issues

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....

Replacing Pain with Pain: Hazards of Antidepressant Use for Chronic Pain...

The paradox of relieving chronic pain with an antidepressant (and a new set of symptoms).

NEJM Special Report on Addressing the Opioid Crisis

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...

Mental Illness Isn’t the Only Reason for Suicide

From The Age: Most public discussion and media portrayals of suicide assume that suicide is solely the result of mental illness such as depression and anxiety....

Individuals With Low Incomes More Likely to Have Chronic Pain

Findings show that participants with lower levels of education and SES suffer from more chronic pain.

New Data Supports Acupuncture as a Treatment for Depression

Researchers found acupuncture effective in the treatment of chronic pain and depression

Taking Placebos Knowingly Helps in the Reduction of Chronic Back Pain

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.

CDC Advises Nonopioid Treatments for Chronic Pain

Primary care clinicians and mental health providers face a particular set of challenges when treating individuals with chronic pain. These problems are compounded by...

Review Examines Complementary Approaches for Pain Conditions

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....