Psychology & Psychiatry

Study links chronic pain to quality of family relationships

Strong family relationships have long been associated with a better sense of well-being and connection. Now a team led by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers has linked the quality of those relationships with how successfully ...


International guideline aims to help taper off opioids safely

In Australia, opioid use is common, with approximately 13.3 million opioid prescriptions dispensed to provide pain relief for almost 3 million people between 2021–22. With opioids being so widely prescribed, it's not surprising ...


Study finds heat pain perception decreases with age

Does pain perception change with age? In particular, is there a significant increase or decrease in perception between older and younger people in response to different types of painful stimuli, such as heat and pressure?

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