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Beth Darnall, PhD, addresses patterns of negative pain appraisal in patients, known as pain catastrophizing.
A pilot study compared different types of DSM-5 disorders identified among Veterans who suffered from mixed, idiopathic chronic pain.
A review of the associations between chronic pain and psychopathology, including sexual dysfunction, gender dysphoric, paraphilic, and behavioral addictive disorders.
Sleep disturbances aggravate PTSS and chronic pain in youth patients.
CBT has been shown to work with low-income, low-literacy populations for treating chronic pain.
A reader writes in about the mental health misconceptions of chronic pain patients.
Patients living with intractable pain may present with a particular personality profile that requires a unique assessment and treatment approach under the APA DSM-5.
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.