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All Cognitive-behavioral Therapy Articles

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for pain management is based on the cognitive behavioral perspective of pain.1 The cognitive behavioral model is grounded in the notion that pain is a complex experience that is influenced by underlying pathophysiology and the patient’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors (see Figure 1).2 Thus, CBT interventions can work to engage patients
How clinicians can approach catastrophic thinking and other diversion tactics used by struggling patients living with chronic pain.
A pilot study compared different types of DSM-5 disorders identified among Veterans who suffered from mixed, idiopathic chronic pain.
CBT has been shown to work with low-income, low-literacy populations for treating chronic pain.
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.
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.
How to bring behavioral medicine into standard pre-operative and post-operative counseling for pain control.
Pain catastrophizing is a negative cascade of cognitive and emotional responses to actual or anticipated pain. For instance, one may worry a great deal about the possibility that their pain will worsen. Or they may find themselves fearfully ruminating that there may be a serious yet unknown medical problem underlying their pain.
Physicians need to recognize the ‘yellow flags’ that help identify patients at risk of developing chronic pain. Early intervention is key to prevention of disease progression.
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