End of year: top posts and thoughts

  Top post of the year goes to: FIBROMYALGIA: COSTOCHONDRITIS Runner ups Allodynia and fibromyalgia Losing your career to chronic illness Chronic illness: be careful what you tolerate they will use it against you Fibromyalgia: why do we itch? Living wage vs. disability income My thoughts It has been a rough year. And really a … Continue reading End of year: top posts and thoughts

Vlog: Chronic pain brain and emotional consequences

I wanted to do this video because I think it is implied that we can somehow think our way out of pain like it is some sort of thought experiment. And while it is very true that CBT is very beneficial for people with chronic pain especially if they have comorbid depression and anxiety we … Continue reading Vlog: Chronic pain brain and emotional consequences

Chronic pain and mental health

A 74.5% incidence of psychiatric disorders was present in the patient sample The rate of depressive and anxiety disorders was 29.4% and 23.5%, respectively Comorbid anxiety scores (P = 0.019) and SSAS scores (P = 0.046) were significantly higher in chronic pain patients with a somatoform disorder HAM-A scores were found to be significantly higher in patients … Continue reading Chronic pain and mental health