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Obsessive compulsive and related disorders (OCD) now have their own assessment and treatment plans, yet patients with chronic pain may be suppressing symptoms.
Religion and spirituality play a significant role in a patient's ability to cope with the stress and uncertainty of death and dying.
A health coaching model for pain management focused on patient-centered care offers better outcomes.
Michael R. Clark argues that a full review of the biopsychosocial experiences and history of each chronic pain patient should be considered in devising a treatment plan.
Patients cannot carefully and comfortably plan for a good death if they are not aware that they are dying; physicians are encouraged to have a goals-of-care discussion and consider referring such patients to palliative care services.
Managing anxiety disorders in patients with chronic pain requires management distinct from depression, PTSD and OCD.
Cognitive behavioral therapy and exercise offer best treatment to manage pain and related symptoms in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome.
Depression, anxiety, and PTSD can heighten a person's sense of pain, often resulting in co-morbid mental health issues and chronic pain. Learn how physicians can help patients cope with pain and get their personal and work lives back on track.
There is a great deal of evidence to support the effectiveness of various cognitive-behavioral interventions for reducing pain intensity and improving a patient’s coping skills. Behavioral medicine approaches aim to modify the overall pain experience, help restore functioning, and improve the quality of life of patients who suffer from chronic pain.
Obesity is a risk factor for psoriatic arthritis (PsA) Learn how increased adipose tissue can trigger an inflammatory cascade leading to PsA and how weight loss can help reduce the trend.
Learn how the Bio-Acoustical Utilization Device (BAUD), a biofeedback device, has shown promise in the management of patients with central sensitization and chronic pain.
Sexual problems affect an alarming number of patients with chronic pain. Fortunately, there are a variety of strategies to help physicians discuss sexual function and make sex satisfying again for patients with chronic pain.
Talking to your patients about their sexual history is just as important as taking a medical history. Treating sexual dysfunction lowers pain levels, reduces stress, and improves quality of life.
Biofeedback, along with hypnosis, can be used as a tool to help patients modulate or control their body's reaction to painful situations. Learn more about how biofeedback works in pain management.
How to bring behavioral medicine into standard pre-operative and post-operative counseling for pain control.