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How Well Do Antidepressants Work?

Published: March 30th, 2018

If you look at the advertising for antidepressants, you could conclude that antidepressants work well. However, a study recently reported a large meta-analysis that looked at the effectiveness of 21 […]

Stress management can include self care, goal setting, guided imagery, hobbies and exercise, nature and yoga/meditation.

Stress can increase Pain Sensitivity

Published: March 15th, 2018

Stress can have an impact on how much pain you have. Several studies have found that individuals become more sensitive to pain when they feel stressed. One study showed that […]

Differences in brain activity among individuals with fibromyalgia and normal controls

Neurological Pain Signatures Differ in Individuals with Fibromyalgia

Published: February 9th, 2018

Most people with chronic pain wish that there was some way that others could see their pain. Researchers have come a step closer to this goal by identifying the brain […]

Sleep Diary

How to Clear Your Mind Before Sleeping?

Published: January 24th, 2018

Most of us have experienced the frustration of not being able to fall asleep quickly. In fact, the National Sleep Foundation reports that about 40% of Americans have difficulty sleeping […]

Deep-Brain Stimulation for Pain and Depression

Deep-Brain Stimulation for Pain and Depression

Published: October 19th, 2017

Up to now, deep-brain stimulation has used an invasive technique to regulate the neural activity in targeted areas. However, recent advancements have targeted deep brain tissue using electromagnetic fields without […]

Why is it important to know which fibromyalgia treatment will work best for you?

Why is it important to know which fibromyalgia treatment will work best for you?

Published: October 9th, 2017

If you want to know if a medication is truly working for you, you often have to continue it for a considerable amount of time. The goal of chronic pain […]

What Fibromyalgia Treatments Will Work Best for You?

Published: October 4th, 2017

What fibromyalgia treatments will work best for you is currently more trial and error than science. Our goal is to identify which fibromyalgia patients will best respond to what treatments […]

Why don’t fibromyalgia medications work consistently?

Published: September 13th, 2017

There are three FDA approved medications for the treatment of fibromyalgia: Lyrica, Cymbalta, and Savella. These three medications have been shown to reduce pain and increase function in some people […]

Alcohol Worsens Brain Function

Published: June 20th, 2017

A study recently published The BMJ evaluated the cognitive effects of drinking with a long-term observational study. This study categorized 550 people based on their alcohol consumption into abstainers, light, […]

Take a Breath!

Published: April 7th, 2017

How about a peaceful state of mind? There are a cluster of nerve cells in your brainstem that connect breathing to relaxation, attention, excitement and anxiety. That’s what researchers at […]