There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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By Katie Willard Virant MSW, JD, LMSW on January 14, 2019 in Chronically Me
Parenting while living with chronic illness presents specific challenges. Flexibility, empathy and support are essential ingredients for thriving as a family.
By Marty Klein Ph.D. on January 14, 2019 in Sexual Intelligence
Pain in any body part can undermine sexual satisfaction. Here's some comfort, and a few ideas.
By Rubin Khoddam PhD on January 02, 2019 in The Addiction Connection
Utilize these six tools from cognitive behavioral therapy to help decrease your pain and begin engaging with your life in a meaningful way.
By E. Paul Zehr Ph.D. on December 31, 2018 in Black Belt Brain
For the longest time I have been trying to hold onto the past as if I could bring a static representation into the present and on to the future. But life is about engaging in now.
By Christopher Bergland on December 25, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
New fMRI research has identified brain activity that may explain why some people with lower back pain also experience crippling "kinesiophobia" that makes them afraid of movement.
By Katie Willard Virant MSW, JD, LMSW on December 14, 2018 in Chronically Me
In the quest for healthier living, playtime is serious business—for children and adults alike.
By Stanton Peele Ph.D. on December 13, 2018 in Addiction in Society
Even modern revisionist harm-reduction addiction specialist miss the forest for the trees.
By Toni Bernhard J.D. on December 12, 2018 in Turning Straw Into Gold
Reading holiday letters from friends and family made me wonder what I'd put in one, given that I've been virtually housebound all year.
By Robert C. Smith M.D. on December 09, 2018 in Patient Zero
Here’s how to treat chronic pain.
By Glenn C. Altschuler Ph.D. on December 07, 2018 in This Is America
The opioid crisis is a story of institutional failure and corruption: among local officials, in federal agencies, the US Congress, and the White House.
By Mark Borigini M.D. on December 04, 2018 in Overcoming Pain
Based on what researchers currently know, the fatigue is all in your head, as well as not just in your head.
By Toni Bernhard J.D. on November 27, 2018 in Turning Straw Into Gold
When realized I that illness is a natural part of the human life cycle, I started to set limitations by deciding what I could do and what I couldn’t do.
By E. Paul Zehr Ph.D. on November 12, 2018 in Black Belt Brain
For years after my car crash I carried on in my life just as before with a brain that wasn't just as before. This was a straight path to depression and dysfunction.
By Katie Willard Virant MSW, JD, LMSW on November 12, 2018 in Chronically Me
Gratitude is the buzz word for November. Giving thanks is a powerful tool for better health!
By Toni Bernhard J.D. on November 08, 2018 in Turning Straw Into Gold
I’ve started to notice some bodily changes, and I can’t tell if they’re due to a worsening of my chronic illness or if they’re a natural part of the aging process.
By Robert J. Hedaya MD, DLFAPA, ABPN, CFM on November 02, 2018 in Health Matters
Lyme disease should be ruled out—or in—only by a thorough workup. Know the symptoms so you can track changes in yourself and tell your physician what you're experiencing.
By Mendi Baron on October 24, 2018 in On the Verge
Ever wonder if your pain meds or pot use has long-term effects? It turns out it probably does, and it could leave you scratching your head.
By Robert C. Smith M.D. on October 21, 2018 in Patient Zero
Chronic pain patients are simply trying to survive.
By Judith J. Wurtman Ph.D. on October 19, 2018 in The Antidepressant Diet
Fibromyalgia transforms your life into that of a captive. Social isolation seems to exacerbate the already painful symptoms.
By Katie Willard Virant MSW, JD, LMSW on October 11, 2018 in Chronically Me
Speaking our truth in the face of blamers, shamers and disbelievers: How people living with chronic illness can learn from the ground-breaking #metoo movement.
By Judy Grisel Ph.D. on October 09, 2018 in The Science of Drug Abuse
The opioid epidemic continues to wreak havoc, yet few of us know the neuroscience behind opiate addiction. Learn what's behind this crisis from an expert and former drug abuser.
By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on October 09, 2018 in All About Addiction
If Medication Assisted Treatment, or pharmacotherapy, is so effective for treating the insidious opiate problem we're facing, why isn't is being used more frequently?
By Mark Borigini M.D. on October 01, 2018 in Overcoming Pain
Data can inform policymakers, clinicians, and researchers focused on pain care and prevention.
By James F. Zender Ph.D. on September 28, 2018 in The New Normal
Medicine gone wrong?
By Christopher Dwyer Ph.D. on September 28, 2018 in Thoughts on Thinking
Critical thinking is necessary for overcoming barriers to GP judgment regarding chronic pain treatment; namely: judgment context, relevant training, cost, knowledge and attitudes.