Helen Fosam, PhD

Most Recent Articles by Helen Fosam, PhD

Identifying Patients Who Need Higher Methadone Doses

Identifying Patients Who Need Higher Methadone Doses

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Polymorphism at the level of drug receptors, transporters, or other proteins involved in drug metabolism or action may dampen a drug's efficacy or increase its toxicity.

Cognitive Processes' Influence on Pain Perception

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Evidence indicates that distraction can provide pain relief, highlighting the influence cognitive processes have on pain perception.

Assessing Beliefs and Treating Insomnia and Chronic Pain

Assessing Beliefs and Treating Insomnia and Chronic Pain

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The Pain-Related Beliefs and Attitudes about Sleep (PBAS) scale offers a tool to assess the interaction between sleep, insomnia and chronic pain.

Daily Pain Variations Associated With Opioid Cravings

Daily Pain Variations Associated With Opioid Cravings

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Cravings can be affected by variables such as sex, negative affect, and history of SUD, but few studies have examined the impact of day-to-day changes in pain intensity.

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