Mixing opioids, cannabis may increase anxiety, depression in adults

Recent research showed that while people who use cannabis and opioids showed no relief in pain, they did have higher levels of anxiety and depression.
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Staying healthy is best done with expert help. We all need medical care at some point. And if chronic illness strikes, it requires the guidance of someone with the ability to make diagnoses and balance treatments that are often aimed at different organ systems. Primary care physicians (PCPs) are generalists who see adult patients for common ailments including respiratory infections, headaches, back pain, and urinary infections. They also manage chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, anxiety, and depression. In addition, PCPs have expertise in managing multiple treatments, medicati...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 16 August 2019Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical GastroenterologyAuthor(s): Marjorie M. Walker, Michael D. Potter, Nicholas J. TalleyAbstractFunctional dyspepsia (FD) is a common, costly and complex disease, currently defined by symptoms, directed by the Rome consensus on functional bowel disorders, which has evolved over the past two decades. Symptoms include abdominal pain, are often meal related and there are two major subtypes, postprandial distress syndrome and epigastric pain syndrome, not attributed to pathology.Increasingly it is recognised that tangible pathologies occu...
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
In this study, we aim to determine whether acetaminophen is non-inferior to the acetaminophen/oxycodone combination for pain relief after non-operative fixation of an extremity limb fracture. We hypothesize that acetaminophen is non-inferior to the acetaminophen/oxycodone combination.MethodsA double-blind randomized controlled trial will be conducted. Power analysis determined that 1226 participants will be needed (P 
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DiscussionIt is anticipated that results from this preliminary study will begin to highlight effective pathways to improve QoL following chemotherapy for this population. This will better inform healthcare professionals to optimise QoL of lymphoma patients, and enable a smooth transition from being a cancer patient to survivor.Trial registrationThe REIL study has been registered on a publicly accessible database, ClinicalTrials.gov, Registration Number:NCT02272751, October 2014.
Source: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion: In this multicentric observational study, referral to an FRP was linked to pain, self-reported physical activity and sick leave but not medical characteristics assessed. These findings confirm the bio-psycho-social approach of FRPs for cLBP.
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research
In this episode, Gabe talks with PsychCentral.com editor-in-chief Dr. John Grohol about the importance of planning for the end of life.  We all know that everybody dies, but at the same time, no one wants to think about their own inevitable death. Do you know how you would like the end of your life to go?  What if you needed to make that decision for a loved one? Do you know what they want? Would they want to be resuscitated? Do they want to die at home or in a hospital? Do you even know what kinds of decisions need to be made, or what the options are?  Listen in as Dr. John explains that there is a degre...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Aging Death & Dying General LifeHelper The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs
Pain makes us human. It is a bell, fine-tuned by evolution, that often rings in moments necessary for our survival. Because of pain, we can receive warnings that trigger the reflexes to escape potential danger. But what happens when that bell continues to ring? How do we respond to a signal when it interferes with the other elements that make us human? Pain that lasts longer than six months is considered chronic, and it may not go away. With chronic pain, the bell’s ongoing signal gets your nervous system wound up and increases its reactivity to incoming messages. This can be quite distressing and anxiety-provoking. ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Back Pain Mind body medicine Pain Management Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 12 August 2019Source: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and TraumaAuthor(s): Ashley La, Vidushan Nadarajah, Julio J. Jauregui, William Shield, Shaun Medina, Andrew Dubina, Sean Meredith, Jonathan Packer, R. Frank HennAbstractBackgroundPreoperative depression and anxiety in patients undergoing surgery have been shown to be associated with increased postoperative complications, decreased functional improvement, and long-term dissatisfaction. The purpose of this prospective study was to measure the relationship between a diagnosis of depression or anxiety and Patient-Reported Outcomes Measure...
Source: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
The link between chronic pain and mental health has long been recognized.22,29 Their association can be acknowledged at a biological, psychological and social level, as they are thought to share common neural mechanisms,36,70 interact in their development over time18,80 and have a bidirectional relationship with environmental factors (e.g. social support, work-related factors).6,24,45 In particular, states of emotional distress in the form of anxiety or depression seem to be associated with the development and maintenance of chronic musculoskeletal pain,7,50 as well as with the outcomes of surgery34,78 or rehabilitation programs.
Source: The Journal of Pain - Category: Materials Science Authors: Tags: Original Reports Source Type: research
The objective of this systematic review was to assess the relationship between pain (frequency/intensity/duration, impairment, coping) and emotional functioning in pediatric Sickle Cell Disease, and evaluate the state of the literature. Studies were included if they met each of the following criteria: (a) primarily pediatric sample of youth or young adults up to age 21  years with SCD, (b) examined emotional functioning including anxiety and/or depressive and/or internalizing symptoms, and/or affect, (c) examined pain intensity/frequency/duration and/or pain-related impairment and/or pain coping as it relates to emoti...
Source: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
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