psychology

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We don’t have a cure or a fix for chronic pain. It’s very similar to any chronic health condition for which we don’t have a cure. Diabetes, asthma, heart disease—we don’t have a pill or an injection that will make these things go away. So helping a person learn how to live with these conditions and...

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Current practice in the outpatient setting tends to utilize pain psychology and movement based interventions such as exercise, physical therapy, or yoga as adjuncts to care, and are often delivered separately to the patient. Healthcare providers are aware of the benefits of psychological therapies...

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The International Association for the Study of Pain defines pain as being both a noxious sensory and emotional experience, so psychology is actually integral to the experience of pain, but we don’t often treat it that way. I advocate for greater appreciation of the psychosocial dimensions of the...

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According to Centers for Disease Control statistics, the incidence of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) among adolescents is relatively high, with 10% of boys and 25% of girls conducting such behavior each year. A new study led by researchers at Rutgers University sought to examine what the authors...

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A randomized controlled pilot trial suggests that pretreatment with noninvasive vagus nerve stimulation may be effective in reducing pain associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Patients with PTSD may experience symptoms that include anxiety, chronic pain, and negative thoughts or...

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Many frontline practitioners often describe feeling like they are “held hostage” by their chronic pain patients. A lot can be learned from reviewing hostage negotiation techniques used in real-life crisis situations. These negotiation strategies typically yield a 95% success rate, which is a...

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