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All Pain Co-morbidities Articles

Patients with comorbid chronic pain and dementia are best managed with a collaborative multidisciplinary team.
Sleep disorders and chronic pain are bidirectional and interactive and often co-exist.
Examining the interrelationship between childhood obesity and chronic pain, and the impact these comorbidities play in pain conditions.
Patients with schizophrenia do feel pain. The notion of pain insensitivity is not accurate--rather patient with schizophrenia may experience disturbed or distorted, rather than, an absence of pain.
Dr. Jori Fleisher, assistant professor of neurology at NYU Langone Medical Center, discusses the way women with Parkinson's disease experience pain.
Learn more about how to diagnose and treat comorbid bipolar disorders and pain.
Gaining a better understanding of the association between depression and chronic pain; the first column in a monthly series on mental health and chronic pain.
Fibromyalgia is associated with many somatic symptoms, including fatigue, gastrointestinal complaints, and headaches.
Pharmaceutical Medications There are four types of drugs that have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help treat insomnia: benzodiazepines, nonbenzodiazepines, melatonin receptor agonist, and antidepressants.
Insomnia and depression often are considered comorbidities of chronic pain. However, insomnia should be considered its own entity. Learn more about differentiating pain, insomnia, and depression.
People with chronic pain are prone to frequent falls. Learn more about what is the incidence, who is at risk, and why do they occur?
Most clinicians are unfamiliar with the term pain catastrophizing. Without treatment, patients who catastrophize about their pain are at higher risk for developing chronic pain and disability. Learn more about this important psychological component of pain.
In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5, sleep-wake disorders encompass 10 conditions manifested by disturbed sleep, distress, and impairment in daytime functioning.1 Sleep disorders include insomnia, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, and breathing-related disorders (obstructive sleep apnea).
There is a growing awareness that sound restorative sleep is important to allow the pain patient to cope with persistent discomfort on a daily basis. Recent evidence indicates that pain and sleep have a reciprocal, interdependent relationship. In addition, recent research has established that poor sleep can predict pain in certain conditions and that poor sleep compounds the pain experience.
Delirium in the elderly, use of opioids following surgery, improved prosthetics, and epigentics
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