Patients are STILL not being warned of withdrawal pain from depression pills, say experts 

Patients are still not being warned how difficult it can be to come off antidepressants, say psychiatrists campaigning for a reduction in the needless use of the drugs.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Authors: Horta-Baas G, Peláez-Ballestas I, Queipo G, Montero Hernández U, Romero-Figueroa MDS Abstract OBJECTIVES: Alexithymia is a personality trait related to the quality of life of women with fibromyalgia (FM). It is still unknown whether alexithymia is associated with the clinical manifestations of FM. The present study describes the relationship between alexithymia and the domains included in the core set recommended by the Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) for FM evaluation. METHODS: One hundred two women with FM were enrolled in the cross-sectional study. The domains evaluated were...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research
“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson To me, age is more a state of mind than anything else. It’s perception that comes into play, what we think about when we consider who’s old, or what it means to be old, or even what age makes someone old. Frankly, centenarians are lauded and celebrated for good reason: They’ve lived through many experiences and deserve to be honored. Thus, since through my research and personal experience I’ve found many potential mental health benefits of living to age 100, I wanted to share them. Taking ...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Aging Brain and Behavior Mental Health and Wellness centenarian Elderly Memory Neuroscience nonagenarian Perspective Source Type: blogs
Conclusions: These results provide support for the validity of the PROMIS Mobility, Pain Interference, and Pain Intensity domains in this population, however there are no items in PROMIS that can assess overall satisfaction, as with the DSI. Level of Evidence: Level II—prospective comparative study.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Club Foot Source Type: research
Prescription of antidepressants is common among older adults, not just in the treatment of depression but also anxiety, panic disorder, neuropathic pain and urinary incontinence.1 Based on a Eurobarometer survey carried out in 27 European countries, 9.5% of adults aged 55 and over reported antidepressant use in the past year2 while Mars et al3 showed that antidepressant prescribing in the UK increased between 1995 and 2011, particularly in adults aged 46 and over. In older adults, antidepressant use has been associated with an increased likelihood of adverse outcomes such as cardiovascular events, hyponatremia, falls and f...
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Regular Research Article Source Type: research
Conclusions: There is strong association between the presence and severity of pain and distress symptoms such as anxiety and depression in admitted cancer patients.
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
This study will be conducted as a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel, phase 2, proof-of-concept, phenotype-stratified study. The study will enroll 108 patients with peripheral neuropathic pain who will be randomized to a 12-week treatment with lacosamide or placebo up to 400  mg/day in a 2:1 ratio. The primary objective is to compare the change in the mean value of the patients’ daily ratings of average pain intensity from baseline to the last week of treatment in patients with and without the irritable nociceptor phenotype in the per-protocol population. A supporti ve objectiv...
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
AbstractPurpose of ReviewKratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is an herb with no current indication for medical use with potentially addictive properties, yet it is being used in the management of pain, depression, and anxiety. The agent ’s pharmacology lends itself for concern regarding recreational misuse (Drugs of Abuse,2017).Recent FindingsKratom ’s increasing popularity for use in the USA is reflected by National Poison Data System data that in 2011 there were 13 cases reported to poison control centers while in 2017 there were 682 calls in response to kratom exposure (Kratom exposure in the US linked to serious me...
Source: Current Emergency and Hospital Medicine Reports - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
Healing after a traumatic loss that has devastated your life may feel impossible. Left alone and isolated, the human brain in this situation may remain in a loop of remembered and reactivated guilt, anxiety and depression. However, the first step in healing may not be as complicated as you think: it all begins with self-care. Arthur Kleinman, medical doctor, renowned professor of both psychiatry and anthropology associated with Harvard University and Medical Center, believes caring for ourselves and others “is at the very core of what human experience is about.” Kleinman (2014) wrote: This means that each of u...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Grief and Loss Trauma Coping grieving Source Type: blogs
According to Healthline, Oxycodone is used to treat moderate to severe pain. It can be used short term or long term, depending on your condition. It is an opioid oral tablet and is better known by its other generic brand names, including Oxaydo, Roxicodone, Roxybond, and OxyContin. It is available in five forms, and since it is an opioid medication, it can be very easy to form an Oxycodone addiction. If you feel as if you may be forming an addiction to Oxycodone, make sure you are aware of the signs, symptoms and when it’s time to get help. Oxycodone Addiction Warning Signs Oxycodone can be a very helpful tool for m...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Addiction Addiction to Pharmaceuticals Painkiller Substance Abuse opiate opiate addiction opioid opioids oxycodone oxycodone abuse prescription drug abuse prescription drug addiction prescription drug use prescription drugs pre Source Type: blogs
By the time you read this blog, two or three people will have taken their lives. In fact, every 40 seconds someone completes suicide; Close to 800,000 die by suicide every year. According to the World Health Organization, there are more deaths from suicide than from war and homicide together. Suicide is the second leading cause of death between people ages 15 to 29. These statistics don’t surprise me since I’ve lost two family members and several friends to suicide, and about one third of the people I know have lost a loved one to suicide. I am familiar with the desperation and rationale that leads someone to t...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Depression Suicide World Mental Health Day Suicidal Thoughts Source Type: blogs
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