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Clinical Hypnosis May Be Effective for Cancer Pain, IBS, Headaches

Clinical Hypnosis May Be Effective for Cancer Pain, IBS, Headaches

Results of brain imaging studies demonstrate that "hypnosis influences all of the cortical areas and neurophysiological processes that underlie pain and emotions."

The ADA Issues Guidelines for Psychosocial Care in Diabetes

The ADA Issues Guidelines for Psychosocial Care in Diabetes

The ADA released detailed guidelines for psychosocial assessments and care based on factors including age, type of diabetes, and family support system.

Issues With Clinical Trials That Impede New Pain Drug Development

Issues With Clinical Trials That Impede New Pain Drug Development

The major issues of drug development are that pre-clinical animal efficacy studies do not accurately predict human efficacy, and clinical trials often inaccurately fail to show drug efficacy.

Predicting Placebo Response May Now be Possible

Predicting Placebo Response May Now be Possible

Connectivity in the right midfrontal gyrus may help predict placebo response. This finding has widespread implications in drug development.

Crystal Structure of Cannabinoid Receptor 1 Determined: Implications for Managing Pain

Crystal Structure of Cannabinoid Receptor 1 Determined: Implications for Managing Pain

The crystal structure may provide inspiration for designing drugs that refine efficacy and avoid adverse events.

Is Laughter Effective Complementary Medicine?

Is Laughter Effective Complementary Medicine?

Laughing about 10 minutes every day has similar benefits to eating vegetables, exercising, and meditating.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Managing Chronic Pain

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Managing Chronic Pain

Dialectical behavioral therapy uses the concept of "radical acceptance" to help manage the psychological and emotional aspects of chronic pain.

Comprehensive Assessment Essential for Treating All Aspects of Pain

Comprehensive Assessment Essential for Treating All Aspects of Pain

Regular evaluation and assessment along with a personalized "step approach" is essential for effective pain management.

Treating the Brain or Body: Which is Best for Patients With Pain?

Treating the Brain or Body: Which is Best for Patients With Pain?

While treatments for pain often target either the brain or the body, data show treatments often benefit both.

Biobehavioral Interventions Effective for Managing Migraines

Biobehavioral Interventions Effective for Managing Migraines

Combined pharmacologic and behavioral treatment approaches are more beneficial than either approach alone for chronic pain conditions.

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