Blog Profile / Psychology of Pain


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Her Chronic Pain Was a Medical Mystery. Was It an Unexplained Condition? - The Daily Beast

Leslie Levine's searing pains started the day after Thanksgiving in 2006. They began in her toes, which turned strangely dark. Then the agony crept upward. "It felt like my legs were being dipped in boiling oil 24/7," she said. The emergency...Show More Summary

What We Lose When We Undertreat Pain | Kate Nicholson | TEDxBoulder - YouTube

Kate Nicholson was working as a civil rights attorney for the Justice Department when a surgical error left her unable to sit or stand, largely bedridden, and in severe pain for almost 20 years. Using opioids as an appropriate pain management tool, she continued to function as a high-level federal prosecutor. Show More Summary

Opioid crisis: Could the 'pain-o-meter' be a solution? - USA Today

Every year, millions of Americans will go to their doctors complaining of pain, and their doctors will ask them to rate their degree of discomfort on a zero-to-10 scale, or using a range of smiley-face symbols. The doctor will have to take their word for it. Show More Summary

The Power of the Placebo - Slate

Every so often, a new study comes along that challenges conventional wisdom in medicine or science. When the conditions are right, these studies can generate a lot of attention in both the popular press and the medical community. InShow More Summary

New painkillers could thwart opioids’ fatal flaw | Science | AAAS

When people die from overdoses of opioids, whether prescription pain medications or street drugs, it is the suppression of breathing that almost always kills them. The drugs act on neuronal receptors to dull pain, but those in the brain stem also control breathing. Show More Summary

Drugstore pain pills as effective as opioids in ER patients - AP

Emergency rooms are where many patients are first introduced to powerful opioid painkillers, but what if doctors offered over-the-counter pills instead? A new study tested that approach on patients with broken bones and sprains and found...Show More Summary

Why opioids are such an American problem - BBC News

For every one million Americans, almost 50,000 doses of opioids are taken every day. That's four times the rate in the UK. There are often good reasons for taking opioids. Cancer patients use them for pain relief, as do patients recovering from surgery (codeine and morphine are opioids, for example). But take too many and you have a problem. Show More Summary

Federal Pain Research Strategy Overview | Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee

The NIH Office of Pain Policy is pleased to announce the release of the Federal Pain Research Strategy. The Federal Pain Research Strategy (FPRS) is an effort of the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee (IPRCC) and the National...Show More Summary

Interagency Pain Research Portfolio -The Federal Government's Pain Research Database

The Interagency Pain Research Portfolio database provides information on pain research and training activities supported by the Federal Government. The participating agencies – AHRQ, CDC, DoD, FDA, NIH, and VA – are represented on the...Show More Summary

The Latest Jaw-Dropping Numbers From the Opioid Crisis – Mother Jones

About 64,000 Americans died from drug overdoses last year—a staggering 21 percent increase from the 52,404 in 2015—according to the first government estimate of drug deaths in 2016. Overdoses now kill more Americans than HIV did at its...Show More Summary

Giving Migraine Treatments the Best Chance - The New York Times

If you've never had a migraine, I have two things to say to you: 1) You're damn lucky. 2) You can't begin to imagine how awful they are. I had migraines – three times a month, each lasting three days — starting from age 11 and finally...Show More Summary

The Cost of the Opioid Crisis | The New Yorker

In September, 2016, Donald Trump delivered a speech at the Economic Club of New York. "Today, I'm going to outline a plan for American economic revival," he said. "It is a bold, ambitious, forward-looking plan to massively increase jobs,...Show More Summary

To treat back pain, look to the brain not the spine | Aeon Essays

For patient after patient seeking to cure chronic back pain, the experience is years of frustration. Whether they strive to treat their aching muscles, bones and ligaments through physical therapy, massage or rounds of surgery, relief is often elusive – if the pain has not been made even worse. Show More Summary

The First Count of Fentanyl Deaths in 2016: Up 540% in Three Years - The New York Times

Drug overdoses killed roughly 64,000 people in the United States last year, according to the first governmental account of nationwide drug deaths to cover all of 2016. It's a staggering rise of more than 22 percent over the 52,404 drug...Show More Summary

Pain News - Medical Xpress

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Opioids Aren’t the Only Pain Drugs to Fear - The New York Times

Last month, a White House panel declared the nation's epidemic of opioid abuse and deaths "a national public health emergency," a designation usually assigned to natural disasters. A disaster is indeed what it is, with 142 AmericansShow More Summary

Cutting down on opioids has made life miserable for chronic pain patients - Slate

On July 26, Todd Graham, 56, a well-respected rehabilitation specialist in Mishawaka, Indiana, lost his life. Earlier that day, a woman complaining of chronic pain had come to Graham's office in hope of receiving an opioid such as Percocet, Vicodin, or long-acting OxyContin. Show More Summary

The Conversation Placebo - The New York Times

In my daily work as a primary care internist, I see no letup from pain. Every single patient, it seems, has an aching shoulder or a bum knee or a painful back. "Our bodies evolved to live about 40 years," I always explain, "and thenShow More Summary

A New Brain Measure of Nociception in Infants | Pain Research Forum

Unlike adults, infants can't tell you if they're in pain. Instead, clinicians must interpret behaviors such as crying and physiological measures such as heart rate to determine what a newborn is experiencing. Since these can occur for...Show More Summary

Women are flocking to wellness because modern medicine still doesn’t take them seriously - Quartz

The wellness movement is having a moment. The more luxurious aspects of it were on full display last weekend at the inaugural summitof Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle brand Goop, from crystal therapy to $66 jade eggs meant to be worn in the vagina. Show More Summary

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