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Breaking the Opioid Habit in Dentists’ Offices

Breaking the Opioid Habit in Dentists’ Offices by Tina Rosenberg, The New York Times, July 10, 2017 Dentists are realizing that prescribing opiates after dental procedures can lead to opiate additions in their patients. They are, instead, looking to other analgesic alternatives that are non-addictive.

Love and Pain Relief

Love and Pain Relief Tara Parker-Pope, October 13, 2010, The New York Times   Studies show that love activates the reward system and reduces pain.

‘Everyday Sadists’ Among Us

‘Everyday Sadists’ Among Us by Jan Hoffman, The New York Times, September 16, 2013 Those who enjoying inflicting pain without provocation are not that uncommon, and not complete monsters, suggests a study trying to identify the distinct traits of such “everyday sadism.”

Hypnosis as health care quietly gains ground

Hypnosis as health care quietly gains ground by Rachael Rettner 8/21/11 Over the last decade, more and more research shows there are benefits of hypnosis for medical problems. In addition to IBS, a number of rigorous studies have found the practice is effective at mollifying chronic pain and reducing stress and anxiety before surgery. […]

Diagnosing and managing psychotic and mood disorders

View these articles in Current Psychiatry, December 2008 The diagnosis and management of psychotic and mood disorders is an evolving process and an important topic for continuing medical education. To facilitate a dialogue on the identification and treatment of psychotic and mood disorders, we have invited 4 expert faculty members to present actual patient cases. […]

Fibromyalgia: Psychiatric drugs target CNS-linked symptoms

This article points out that Fibromyalgia is a central nervous system condition rather than a muscular or connective tissue inflammatory process.