Vlog: Why I hid my depression

I decided to do a topic on comorbid depression as a chronic pain Vlog topic this week. Bad timing really since the weather has given me a wicked high pain 3-day migraine. So every time in the video I look away it is because I lost the word I was thinking of and am trying … Continue reading Vlog: Why I hid my depression

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

Fibromyalgia: high pain, coping and mental illness

I want to mention this study because it makes a very good point about the need for acceptance and resiliency that comes from acceptance in coping with fibromyalgia. And also the complications mental illness puts on acceptance. The study: Patients With Fibromyalgia Reporting Severe Pain but Low Impact of the Syndrome: Clinical and Pain-Related Cognitive … Continue reading Fibromyalgia: high pain, coping and mental illness

World Mental Health Day: surviving and mental slumps

Today is World Mental Health Day which is focusing on suicide prevention. However, I have written about that for suicide prevention month already: Chronic pain and suicide risk Chronic migraines and suicide awareness All I really have left to say about it is my personal experiences with suicide attempts. And preventing them from occurring again... … Continue reading World Mental Health Day: surviving and mental slumps