There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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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.
By Wayne Jonas M.D. on September 27, 2018 in How Healing Works
Opioids are highly addictive, and over time, you need higher doses just to get the same relief. That’s why it’s critical to open up to other types of options for reducing pain.
By Toni Bernhard J.D. on September 26, 2018 in Turning Straw Into Gold
New ideas for living well, even if our health is less than ideal.
By Robert C. Smith M.D. on September 15, 2018 in Patient Zero
Pharmaceutical companies may influence which physicians prescribe opioids.
By Wayne Jonas M.D. on September 13, 2018 in How Healing Works
With a pain management team by your side, it is important to keep these four actions in mind about managing your chronic pain.
By Robert T Muller Ph.D. on September 13, 2018 in Talking About Trauma
There's no room for error when it comes to deciding between life or death.
By Katie Willard Virant MSW, JD, LMSW on September 12, 2018 in Chronically Me
Chronic illness creates challenges for students. Identifying and asking for what you need can ease your path.
By Wayne Jonas M.D. on September 07, 2018 in How Healing Works
If you’re like most people, the doctor you see most is your primary care provider. And that’s the place to start building your pain management team.
By Lawrence R. Samuel Ph.D. on September 05, 2018 in Future Trends
Social norms are colliding with scientific breakthroughs that will make the future a golden age for naturally and chemically-induced altered states.
By Mark Borigini M.D. on August 31, 2018 in Overcoming Pain
Aerobic exercise is arguably the most commonly prescribed non-pharmacologic fibromyalgia treatment. So why aren't patients all that much better?
By Wayne Jonas M.D. on August 28, 2018 in How Healing Works
Women have more frequent, lasting, and severe pain than men.