Depression or anxiety is common among patients with chronic pain, which is why these individuals should be screened for the said mental health disorders, said Dr Judith Turner, University of Washington (UW) professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and rehabilitation medicine, during the 7th Association of South-East Asian Pain Societies Congress held in Yangon, Myanmar.
Approaches to chronic pain management aim to solve a list of other challenges that patients may face apart from pain reduction, Prof Michael Nicholas from the University of Sydney discussed in the recently concluded 7th Association of South-East Asian Pain Societies (ASEAPS) Congress 2017 in Yangon, Myanmar.
Lanicemine does not appear to be superior to placebo in reducing depressive symptoms in patients receiving standard antidepressant therapy, according to a study.
Despite the near-consensus of existing publications, the use of reduced mismatch-negativity amplitudes to determine ultra-high risk groups for psychotic illnesses should still be subject for further scrutiny, a new study suggests.
Musculoskeletal pain at multiple sites among adolescents may be associated with an increased risk of mental health problems, especially mood and anxiety disorders, and mental healthcare use in young adulthood, a study suggests.
A higher prevalence of depressive symptoms and suicidal behaviour has been observed among adolescents with atopic dermatitis (AD), a Korean study has found.
Naturally occurring changes in children’s perception of barriers to physical activity, social support and neighborhood environment may be associated with the age-related decline in physical activity during the transition from childhood to early adolescence, a new study reports.
Many survivors of the 1998 Dongting Lake flood in China have been found to have anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. This suggests that flood survivors, especially those who are particularly vulnerable, may benefit from early and thorough psychological intervention, according to a new study.
While the evidence for the sustained benefits of psychosocial interventions on dementia patients are limited, isolated findings underline the benefit of these interventions on outcomes both for the staff and the patients, a new systematic review reports.
A recent study suggests that the best strategy for identifying youths at risk for initiating alcohol use during adolescence may be the combination of demographic, behavioural, neuropsychological and neuroimaging data.