How Young Adults Experience Pain Affects Self-Injury, Rutgers Study Finds

Teenagers and young adults who intentionally hurt themselves engage in such behavior based, in part, on how they experience pain and their emotional distress, according to a Rutgers study. The study, which examines physi...
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Lessons in Affect Regulation to Keep Stress and Pain Under Control (LARKSPUR) (NCT03699553)

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Mindfulness to Improve Functional Outcomes in Patients with Fibromyalgia or Central Sensitization (NCT03693274)

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Open Label Placebo: Can Honestly Prescribed Placebos Evoke Meaningful Therapeutic Benefits?

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Sugar Pills Relieve Pain for Chronic Pain Patients

Source: Northwestern Now Northwestern Medicine scientists have shown they can reliably predict which chronic pain patients will respond to a sugar placebo pill based on the patients' brain anatomy and psychological chara...
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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 .

Psychosocial Support for Pre-Operative Pain and Distress (Mind-Body JRA) (NCT03665727)

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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 .

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Chronic Pain Self-Management Within the Context of Opioid Reduction (NCT03445988)

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Body’s 'Natural Opioids' Affect Brain Cells Much Differently than Morphine

Source: University of California, San Francisco A new study led by UC San Francisco scientists shows that brain cells, or neurons, react differently to opioid substances created inside the body – the endorphins responsib...
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4-Week Mindfulness Program for Adults with Chronic Pain

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Literacy-Adapted Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Versus Education for Chronic Pain at Low-Income Clinics: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Source: Annals of Internal Medicine Abstract: Background: Chronic pain is common and challenging to treat. Although cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is efficacious, its benefit in disadvantaged populations is largely u...
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Brain-to-Brain Coupling During Handholding Is Associated with Pain Reduction

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Association of Coprescription of Triptan Antimigraine Drugs and Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor or Selective Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor Antidepressants with Serotonin Syndrome

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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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