Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Impact of Physical Pain on Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors

Clinical Pain Advisor 

November 19, 2015
Michael O’Leary

Chronic pain affects 100 million Americans and costs the nation up to $635 billion each year in medical treatments and lost productivity, according to a 2011 report by the Institute of Medicine examining chronic pain as a public health problem.1

The depth of the problem was brought into sharp focus last month with a report from Princeton researchers2 showing a unique and startling rise in midlife mortality among white, non-Hispanic Americans driven, in part, by suicides and drug poisonings. (published site

Thursday, November 12, 2015

HADS: A Quick and Effective Measure of Anxiety and Depression in Acute Pain

November 04, 2015