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The impact of mental health comorbidities on adherence to buprenorphine: A claims based analysis.

CONCLUSIONS AND SCIENTIFIC SIGNIFICANCE: The presence of a psychiatric comorbidity can significantly affect adherence to buprenorphine. These trends illustrate the need for clinicians treating opioid use disorder with buprenorphine to screen for psychiatric disorders and monitor their medication adherence. There may also be opportunities to design interventions to help this vulnerable population adhere to buprenorphine and other forms of opioid pharmacotherapy. (Am J Addict 2017;XX:1-5). PMID: 29143483 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: American Journal on Addictions - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Am J Addict Source Type: research

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Source: The British Journal of General Practice - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Br J Gen Pract Source Type: research
ANDREA LEADSOM suffered so badly with postnatal depression she could not even bring herself of make a cup of tea.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 24 February 2018 Source:Brain Stimulation Author(s): Jean-Paul Nguyen, Alcira Suarez, Estelle Le Saout, Michel Meignier, Julien Nizard, Jean-Pascal Lefaucheur
Source: Brain Stimulation - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
By ADRIAN GROPPER, MD Trust is essential for interoperability. One way to promote trust is to provide transparency and accountability for the proposed national system. People have come to expect email or equivalent notification when a significant transaction is made on our personal data. From a patient’s perspective, all health records transactions involving TEFCA are likely significant. When a significant transaction occurs, we expect contemporaneous notification (not the expectation that you have to ask first), a monthly statement of all transactions, and a clear indication of how an error or dispute can be resolve...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs
Abstract PURPOSE: Results of a survey-based study assessing rates of depression and depressive symptoms among pharmacy residents are reported. METHODS: In a time-series study conducted during the 2015-16 residency year, pharmacy residents nationwide were invited to participate in a series of online surveys (administered in September and December 2015 and March 2016). Survey participants reported demographic data and provided information on residency characteristics and perceived family and program support; the survey incorporated the 9-item depression screening component of the Patient Health Questionnaire (P...
Source: American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy : AJHP - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Am J Health Syst Pharm Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Palliative care can improve the quality of life and reduce the occurrence of depression in patients with heart failure. PMID: 29468259 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Herz - Category: Cardiology Tags: Herz Source Type: research
About 25 million people are in recovery from substance use disorder (SUD), while approximately 100 million people live in chronic pain. With our nation fixated on the estimated 60,000 opioid-related overdose deaths in 2016, you might expect the interests of both groups to be in conflict. Consider two anecdotes. Paul is living with chronic pain from a car accident nine years ago. His physician abruptly cut his opioid dosage even though he’d been stable. In his legislative testimony, he said, “While I understand [some] are happy to abuse medications, I’m not one of them … I’m well below my prev...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Conditions Pain Management Source Type: blogs
“Live and work but do not forget to play, to have fun in live and really enjoy it.” – Eileen Caddy When was the last time you recall having fun? Not merely feeling somewhat pleased, but fully enjoying yourself? The truth is we often feel guilty even thinking about having fun, let alone actively engaged in something we consider fun. Yet, there’s good evidence supporting the recommendation to carve out some time to do just that. Here are eight reasons why. You must work, so “Do it well, make it fun.” If you’re not independently wealthy, you must secure gainful employment and bring ho...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Creativity Happiness Memory and Perception Self-Help Stress Fun joy stress reduction Source Type: blogs
Being rejected socially, can give you this outsider advantage. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: Accept Yourself: Self-Acceptance Practices For Emotional Healing Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Creativity Source Type: blogs
Authors: Mladenovic I, Krunic J, Stojanovic N, Markovic D, de Siqueira SR Abstract AIMS: To explore the unstimulated salivary flow rate and subjective feeling of oral dryness in young adult women with temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and their relation to the presence of chronic pain, depression, somatization, and limited mandibular mobility. METHODS: Unstimulated whole saliva flow rate and presence of oral dryness were determined in 45 women with TMD and 30 healthy controls. The Research Diagnostic Criteria for TMD (RDC/TMD) were used for assessment of TMD, chronic pain, depression, somatization, and mandibul...
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research
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