CME/CE: Chronic Pain & Mental Health

CME/CE: Chronic Pain & Mental Health
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Kurt Kroenke, MD

Professor of Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
Research Scientist
VA Center for Health Information and Communication
Regenstrief Institute, Inc.

Kurt Kroenke, MD, has indicated to Physician’s Weekly that he has or has had no financial interests to report.

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Kurt Kroenke, MD (click to view)

Kurt Kroenke, MD

Professor of Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
Research Scientist
VA Center for Health Information and Communication
Regenstrief Institute, Inc.

Kurt Kroenke, MD, has indicated to Physician’s Weekly that he has or has had no financial interests to report.

Improving depression, pain catastrophizing, and anxiety appears to improve outcomes in patients with chronic pain. By treating these modifiable psychological factors, clinicians may be able to optimize care for chronic pain sufferers.
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Scott EL, Kroenke K, Wu J, Yu Z. Beneficial effects of improvement in depression, pain catastrophizing, and anxiety on pain outcomes: a 12-month longitudinal analysis. J Pain. 2016;17:215-222. Available at: http://www.jpain.org/article/S1526-5900(15)00926-8/fulltext.

Kroenke K, Krebs EE, Wu J, Yu Z, Chumbler NR, Bair MJ. Telecare collaborative management of chronic pain in primary care: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2014;312: 240-248.

Kroenke K, Wu J, Bair MJ, Krebs EE, Damush TM, Tu W. Reciprocal relationship between pain and depression: a 12-month longitudinal analysis in primary care. J Pain. 2011;12:964-973.

Kroenke K, Bair MJ, Damush TM, et al. Optimized antidepressant therapy and pain self-management in primary care patients with depression and musculoskeletal pain: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2009;301:2099-2110.

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