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New Research: Risk of Long-Term Opioid Prescription Among Chronic Pain Patients is associated with Mental Health problems
Opioid prescriptions for chronic pain problems are common and linked to mental health problems.
New research: Emotion regulation and psychopathology among people with eating disorders
Assessment of emotion regulation difficulties may potentially contribute important information when planning and implementing eating disorder treatment.
New study: Ignoring distracting sounds is not as easy as you think
Mental suppression, trying not to think of or mentally avoiding the experience of unpleasant thoughts or sensations, is a commonly used cognitive coping strategy. However, research has shown that suppression may not be effective, and may sometimes have...
New research: CBT treatment for vulvodynia: A replicated single-case experimental design study
Vulvodynia is common and has an immense impact on affected women and their partners.
New study: Pelvic pain in younger men: Psychological factors and sexual dysfunction
Male pelvic pain is a common yet poorly understood condition, strongly influencing quality of life of those affected.
New doctoral thesis
Tor Arnison successfully defended his PhD thesis "“Tired of pain or so tired it hurts? Mechanisms and factors influencing the temporal relationship between insomnia and pain in adolescents” on Wednesday afternoon, October 12th October.
New study investigates sexual pain among women in same-sex relationships
A new study published in Psychology & Sexuality have explored how dyspareunia is experienced by women in same-sex relationships.
No effects of a work disability intervention, challenges within prevention research
The workplace and dialogue with immediate supervisor are important in cases of pain and stress-related work disability. In this project, programs for employees with pain and stress-related ill-health and their immediate supervisors were tested for...
A new study showed that more research is needed on treatment for vulvodynia
Treatment recommendations for provoked vulvodynia (PVD) are based on clinical experiences and there has been a need for systematically summarizing the controlled trials in this field. The aim of this study was to provide an overview of randomized...
New study: Shared social identities in mass gatherings can lead to lowered health risk perceptions and increased health risk behaviours
A new study published in Social Science and Medicine explored how healthcare professionals perceive health risk perceptions and behaviours in mass gatherings.