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Misogyny in Medicine Harms Fibromyalgia Patients

Anyone who has practiced medicine or been involved in women’s health in the past 50 years has encountered fibromyalgia in one form or another. Many of us have seen the fibromyalgia pendulum swing from under-recognition to over-diagnosed, and back to under-diagnosed again. Although the course of fibromyalgia mirrors our society’s …

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Sudden, Unexpected Death in Chronic Pain Patients

Sudden, unexpected death may occur in a severe, chronic pain patient, and the terminal event may be unrelated to medical therapeutics. Fortunately, sudden death is not as commonly observed in pain patients as in past years most likely due to better access to at least some treatment. Sudden death still …

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When Do Epidural Steroid Injections Work for Back Pain?

For most people with back pain, surgery is recommended only after all other options have been exhausted. A common nonsurgical approach to pain relief is epidural steroid injections, which help reduce inflammation around your spinal cord and spinal nerves. They are primarily intended for temporary pain relief, but steroid injections …

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NEWS: Fibromyalgia is Now Declared as a Long-Term Condition

Reproduced Amended Version of Story By Marie-Louise Connolly BBC News NI Health Correspondent, Additional Information and detailed is added. Fibromyalgia is the second most common rheumatic disorder after osteoarthritis. Still, it is hard to judge the fibromyalgia prior, as its symptoms vary. This situation affects mostly women than men. It …

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Symptoms and Diagnosis of PTSD With Borderline Personality Disorder

Having Both PTSD & Borderline Personality Disorder What are the consequences of having both borderline personality disorder (BPD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? What should this mean with regard to treatment? PTSD and BPD Co-Occurrence Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and borderline personality disorder (BPD) commonly co-occur. Between 25% and 60% of people with BPD …

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The Acute Differences Between Borderline Personality Disorder and Complex PTSD

As someone who was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) for years, then was shifted to a comorbid diagnosis of bipolar disorder and complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD), I’ve seen firsthand how easily BPD and C-PTSD can get confused. For years, I wasn’t receiving the appropriate care because it was assumed I had borderline personality disorder. It turns out …

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Can You Self-Harm and Not Have Borderline Personality Disorder?

Many people associate self-harm with borderline personality disorder — and rightly so, as self-harm is a symptom of borderline personality disorder — but can you self-harm and not have borderline personality disorder? Or, more specifically, can you self-harm and still be correctly diagnosed with bipolar disorder (or something else) and not borderline personality disorder? Self-harming and not having borderline …

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Can a Teen Be Diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder?

Diagnosing a teen with Borderline Personality Disorder, or BPD, is “tricky,” says Alyson Orcena, LMFT, Executive Clinical Director of Evolve Treatment Centers. That’s because some of its defining features are very common to adolescents in general. Emotional instability, moodiness, identity issues, and sensitivity to rejection are all fairly typical in teens. …

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My Grandchild Needs Mental Health Treatment, But Their Parents Won’t Listen to Me

You’re pretty sure your grandchild has a mental health, behavioral, or a substance use issue. Whether it’s depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), suicidal thoughts, oppositional-defiant disorder (ODD), borderline personality disorder (BPD), bipolar disorder (BD), or another mental health issue, you’re certain they need treatment, whether it’s at a residential home, a long-term …

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