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Stress from the COVID pandemic can worsen both chronic pain and mental health. A possible personality disorder – more common in those with pain conditions – can make treatment more challenging to navigate. But there are ways to get an accurate diagnosis and care plan.

Borderline personality disorder, just like anxiety and depression, is more common in those with chronic pain conditions. Getting an accurate diagnosis can help long-term care.

VR programs are about more than distraction these days. See how specific headsets are now designed to monitor, track, and relieve your pain as well as related symptoms.

Today's virtual reality programs can monitor and help to relieve pain as well as related depression, anxiety, stress, and memory decline. Plus, how VR can help during ketamine infusions.

Deep breathing, muscle relaxation, and imaging are just a few exercises you can practice at home to ease anxiety and stress stemming from chronic pain flares, the pandemic, or both.

A step-by-step guide to relaxation exercises and techniques that can help to reduce pain flares, as well as related anxiety and stress.

A Q&A with experts in pain medicine and mental health.

Mental health and pain management experts share ways that individuals with chronic pain or illness can cope with heightened anxiety during COVID-19.

Stress and frustration are common and expected emotions in individuals living with constant pain, but fueled anger can actually make chronic pain worse. Here are ways to combat the cycle.  

Stress and frustration are common and expected emotions in individuals living with constant pain, but fueled anger can actually make chronic pain worse. Here are ways to combat the cycle.

Seeing a professional therapist may not be possible for everyone, but you can learn certain behavioral strategies on your own and apply them to your pain management plan.

When professional therapy is out of reach, there are ways to learn and apply key strategies at home - many of which can help to reduce pain symptoms.

More research is connecting the emotional aspects of pain to pain response and treatment outcomes. Psychotherapy can help you work through the negative thoughts that often come with chronic pain and boost your pain-relief plan.

From CBT to biofeedback, there are several psychotherapies to aid your mental health through chronic pain.

Cognitive behavioral therapy can help individuals restore crucial sleep debt in individuals experiencing both restless nights and chronic pain.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can help individuals restore crucial sleep debt in individuals experiencing both insomnia and chronic pain.

Individuals with chronic pain share how Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy worked for them.

Individuals with chronic pain share how Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) worked for them.

Meditation—and being “in the now”—can help take the focus off your pain

Practicing mental health therapies like mindfulness may play an added role in your chronic pain management.

An unexpected diagnosis can be tough to bear, but you can find peace by understanding where—and how—to channel your feelings.

A look at the five stages of grief when it comes to receiving the news of a chronic pain diagnosis.

This common but often unspoken symptom of chronic pain can mess with your memory and mental acuity. Here’s how to unblock the haze.

Brain fog causes confusion, forgetfulness, and a lack of focus. Learn how to break out of this slump.

Friends often don't know what to do and what NOT to do or say when someone they care about develops a chronic pain condition. We asked chronic pain sufferers to share their advice to help guide friends eager to be supportive, encouraging, helpful, and understanding.

Tips to help you be a good friend to someone living with chronic pain. Find out what to do and what NOT to do here.

Being sexually active is important for overall quality of life. Plus, research shows that sex can reduce chronic pain levels.  But if you are among the 120 million Americans living with pain, you know it can disrupt your relationship—not to mention what goes on behind closed doors. The good news is the problem can be treated when properly addressed.

 

Learn how to get over your pain-related fears of sex and become sexually active again. It all starts with communication.

If you are living with chronic pain, you know how hard it is to break the cycle of negative thoughts. Here, effective ways to help you see the sunnier side of life.

Learn how to change your negative thoughts into positives and help you live a happier and healthier life.

How Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and Counselors Work Together to Help Reduce Chronic Pain

If you have chronic pain, a psychologist psychiatrist, and counselor can teach you techniques to help reduce chronic pain.
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