Fibromyalgia patients are 10 times more vulnerable to suicide. New research points to risk factors and effective interventions.
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Jenn Dobbins never thought she’d find herself here, sitting wheelchair-free in the Vanderbilt Osher Center with her 17-month-year-old girl in her lap.
"These findings are important because they suggest that different treatment strategies might be necessary to prevent suicide—one size may not fit all," added Dr. Colin G. Walsh, also at Vanderbilt, who worked with Dr. McKernan on the study.
Fibromyalgia patients who regularly visit their physicians are much less likely to attempt suicide than those who do not. Read more.
Dr. McKernan discusses recent research findings, and how this relates to the ethical implications of using AI in practice
Dr. McKernan is mentioned by local comedian Ashley Corby about her work with Bladder Pain Syndrome.
Last Tuesday, April 17th, Dr. McKernan was invited to talk about an alternative pain management treatment that could decrease or eliminate the use of opioids, along with reporter Nick Beres and patient Steve Olson on News Channel 5.
Dr. Lindsey McKernan is featured on CBS News Channel 5 - Nashville for helping chronic pain patients through hypnosis. Thank you to CBS for highlighting the hypnosis program at the VUMC Osher Center.