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Beth Darnall, PhD: Patients’ psychological factors that prescribing clinicians should screen for when considering opioid therapy.

It turns out that psychological factors strongly correlate with prescription for opioids and also for opioid dose. As a clinical psychologist, I’m always interested in helping people understand the interface between psychological factors and opioid use. If we can focus on better managing some of the thoughts and the feelings, our behaviors, and our daily choices, then we can better control pain and rely less on pain medication.

Read more from Dr. Darnall here!

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