The effectiveness of acupuncture for chronic pain with depression: A systematic review protocol

Conclusion: The conclusion of our study will provide updated evidence to judge whether acupuncture is an effective intervention for patients suffered from chronic pain with depression.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Systematic Review Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: This result means that regulation of pain by CMT can alter functioning of brain regions in an extensive network including non-nociceptive regions. CMT reduced the affective experience of pain, while reductions of pain intensity ratings were less consistent. Brain changes have been demonstrated as a result of the application of psychological measures and may represent the clinical implications of changes in brain activity or morphology. PMID: 30012384 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
Conclusions: This study revealed that stabilization exercise is very useful in the management of sleep disturbance, pain-related disability, depression, and anxiety in NSCLBP patients. PMID: 30013734 [PubMed]
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research
This study is especially thought-provoking, given that more and more people are taking medications with depression or suicidal thoughts as possible side effects. The CDC just released updated data showing a troubling recent rise in suicide rates, and that 54% of those who die from suicide do not have a known mental health disorder, so this is an important public health issue. That said, it is important to note: in this study, people who used these medications were more likely to be widowed and have chronic health problems, both of which are associated with a higher risk of depression. And many (but not all) of these medica...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Anxiety and Depression Drugs and Supplements Health Source Type: blogs
By DONNA SHIELDS   I’ve been a proponent of marijuana legalization since I heard about it in high school.  I lived in the UK in the 1970s when it was not easily available! So I was a legalization proponent before I’d ever touched the stuff. Nearly four decades later, it’s legal in many states, Canada and Uruguay and most — but by no means all — of the drug war hysteria is recognized for the idiocy it is. But while anyone who’s got stone and had the munchies knows that pot is a good appetite enhancer and antiemetic, there are now a bunch of claims being made about can...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Patients Physicians Cannabidiol Cannabis Endocannabinoid Marijuana marijuana legalization Source Type: blogs
This study tests VQ´s measurement invariance in a sample of women with Chronic Pain (CP) (N = 231) and from the general population (N = 268), its temporal stability in CP (6-months) (N = 117) and its incremental validity in a sample of men and women from the general population (N = 169). Results confirmed the VQ´s two-factor structure, as well as its measurement invariance. Also, the VQ was temporally stable (6-months) in CP. Both factors (Progress and Obstruction) were significantly correlated in the expected directions with cognitive fusion, mindful awareness, self-compassion, depressive, anxi...
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
In this study, the effect of the consumption of Annona muricata L. (Annonaceae) leaves (AM) was investigated on a model for intermittent cold stress (ICS)-induced fibromyalgia in mice. An aqueous extract of AM was investigated in experiments involving 60 five-week-old female mice C57BL/6J.The animals were allocated into six groups (n = 10). Groups (I) Healthy control, (II) ICS control, and (III) ICS + acetaminophen (0.5%), were all fed a standard diet, while groups (IV) and (V) received standard diets supplemented with 15% (AM15) and 30% (AM30) aqueous extract of AM leaves, respectively. Group (VI) received a stand...
Source: PharmaNutrition - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
Abstract The effectiveness of photobiomodulation (PBM) and manual therapy (MT), alone or combined (CT), were evaluated in pain intensity, mandibular movements, psychosocial aspects, and anxiety symptoms of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) patients. Fifty-one TMD patients were randomly assigned to three groups: the PBM group (n = 18), which received PBM with 808 nm, 100 mW, 13.3 J/cm2, and 4 J per point; the MT group (n=16) for 21 minutes each session on masticatory muscles and temporomandibular joint TMJ; and the CT group (n = 17), applied during twelve sessions. Seven evaluations were performed in different moments using ...
Source: Brazilian Oral Research - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
Publication date: July 2018Source: The Lancet Psychiatry, Volume 5, Issue 7Author(s): Roxanne Schaakxs, Hannie C Comijs, Femke Lamers, Rob M Kok, Aartjan T F Beekman, Brenda W J H PenninxSummaryBackgroundAlthough there is some evidence that older people might have a poorer course of major depressive disorder (MDD) than younger or middle-aged people, and that age-related course differences might affect the optimisation of MDD treatment, large-scale studies with a broad age range, including consistent course assessments, are needed to properly address this issue. Therefore, we aimed to longitudinally examine whether older ag...
Source: The Lancet Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 June 2017Source: Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological PsychiatryAuthor(s): Samar Khoury, Rodrigo BenavidesAbstractTraumatic brain injury (TBI) is the cause for long-term disability in more than 3 million patients in the US alone, with chronic pain being the most frequently reported complain. To date, predisposing mechanisms for chronic pain in TBI patients are largely unknown. Psychological disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety following TBI are commonly reported comorbidities to post-traumatic pain. Long term consequences can be deb...
Source: Progress in Neuro Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 May 2017Source: Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological PsychiatryAuthor(s): Ana Miriam Velly, Shrisha MohitAbstractChronic pain is a common pain condition. Some psychiatric disorders, such as anxiety and depression, are also common in the general population. Epidemiological studies found that some psychiatric disorders are more commonly found among persons with chronic pain (e.g., headache, back pain) than those without chronic pain. Why those psychiatric disorders co-occur with chronic pain, however, is not well understood. Further, studies demonstrated that some psychiat...
Source: Progress in Neuro Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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