A Behavioral Intervention for Depression and Chronic Pain in Primary Care

Chronic pain and depression frequently co-exist in late and mid-life and contribute to increased disability, high health care costs, psychiatric comorbidity, and suicide. Older and middle-aged depressed-pain patients: a)...
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Pilot Testing an Intervention to Facilitate Tapering in Primary Care

This study proposes to pilot test an intervention to facilitate opioid pain reliever (OPR) tapering in primary care. The intervention will incorporate a clinician embedded within primary care to follow tapering dose sche...
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Pain Neurology

Abstract: Pain is often the initial complaint for which patients seek medical care presenting both a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge to the primary care provider. The appreciation of pain is not merely the result of...
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Chronic Opioid Prescribing in Primary Care: Factors and Perspectives

Abstract: BACKGROUND: Primary care clinicians write 45% of all opioid prescriptions in the United States, but little is known about the characteristics of patients who receive them and the clinicians who prescribe opioid...
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