Telepsychiatry Helps Recruitment and Patient Care in Rural Areas

It used to take at least nine months for a patient to schedule an initial appointment with a psychiatrist at Meridian Health Services in Indiana. Now, it takes days, thanks to a program that allows doctors to connect ove...
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Psychiatric Disorders and Pain

Two new studies in Pain Medicine highlight the importance of addressing mental health problems in patients with pain. Full story.

Chronic Pain Among Suicide Decedents, 2003 to 2014: Findings from the National Violent Death Reporting System

Source: Annals of Internal Medicine Chronic pain may be an important contributor to suicide, according to new research published in Annals of Internal Medicine . Full story .

Ketamine’s Antidepressive Effects Tied to Opioid System in Brain

Source: Stanford Medicine The surprising finding of a new Stanford study may alter how new antidepressants are developed and administered in order to mitigate the risk of opioid dependence. Full story .

Comorbidity Between Pain and Mental Illness – Evidence of a Bidirectional Relationship

Source: European Journal of Pain Abstract: Background: Pain from various locations in the body and mental illness are common and the comorbidity between the two is well known although the temporal relationship remains to...
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Recalled Early Life Adversity and Pain: The Role of Mood, Sleep, Optimism, and Control

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Head Movements and Postures as Pain Behavior

Source: PLOS One Abstract: Pain assessment can benefit from observation of pain behaviors, such as guarding or facial expression, and observational pain scales are widely used in clinical practice with nonverbal patients...
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SLU Research: Opioid Cessation May Be More Successful When Depression Is Treated

Source: Saint Louis University The study, "Impact of adherence to antidepressants and on long-term prescription opioid use" was published in the February issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry . Jeffrey Scherrer, Ph....
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