Family: Their Role and Impact on Pain Management

Family: Their Role and Impact on Pain Management https://www.practicalpainmanagement.com/family-their-role-impact-pain-management#:~:text=In%20the%20United%20States,member%20living%20with%20chronic%20pain.&text=The%20effects%20of%20chronic%20pain,their%20family%20and%20significant%20other. How clinicians can counsel and guide both the patient and the caregiver through chronic pain. By David Cosio, PhD, ABPP Pages 18-22 In the United States, approximately 100 million people suffer from chronic pain, and about 43% of households have at least one family member living withContinue reading “Family: Their Role and Impact on Pain Management”

CBT and ACT Therapy for Chronic Pain: How Does Psychotherapy Help?

https://www.practicalpainmanagement.com/patient/treatments/mental-and-emotional-therapy/cbt-act-therapy-chronic-pain-how-does-psychotherapy CBT and ACT Therapy for Chronic Pain: How Does Psychotherapy Help? Individuals with chronic pain share how Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy worked for them. By Rosemary Black Reviewed By Michael R. Clark, MD, MPH, MBA and Beth Dinoff, PhD If you’re open to trying Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT),Continue reading “CBT and ACT Therapy for Chronic Pain: How Does Psychotherapy Help?”

The Pain-Anxiety-Depression Connection – Harvard Health Publishing

https://www.health.harvard.edu/healthbeat/the-pain-anxiety-depression-connection The pain-anxiety-depression connection June 17, 2020 Everyone experiences pain at some point, but for those with depression or anxiety, pain can become particularly intense and hard to treat. People suffering from depression, for example, tend to experience more severe and long-lasting pain than other people. The overlap of anxiety, depression, and pain is particularlyContinue reading “The Pain-Anxiety-Depression Connection – Harvard Health Publishing”

When Chronic Pain Leads to Chronic Anger – Practical Pain Management

https://www.practicalpainmanagement.com/patient/chronic-pain-anger-strategies When Chronic Pain Leads to Chronic Anger 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.  By Rosemary BlackReviewed By David Cosio, PhD, ABPP and Michael R. Clark, MD, MPH, MBA Individuals living with pain can experience aContinue reading “When Chronic Pain Leads to Chronic Anger – Practical Pain Management”

In the Pursuit of Service – Marian Lovene Griffey, ACPA Facilitator

So many of us get caught up in the rush to answer email or do other tasks on the computer that we forget or ignore many things that make life worth living. I found it refreshing to read the thoughts shared with me by Marian Griffey. Hope you will enjoy and appreciate her point ofContinue reading “In the Pursuit of Service – Marian Lovene Griffey, ACPA Facilitator”

The Mysteries of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and Fibromyalgia Syndrome – Practical Pain Management

The Mysteries of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and Fibromyalgia Syndrome Many people may not associate chronic pain conditions with MCS—but there is a connection, and gut health could be a culprit. By Elizabeth Michaelson Monaghan Reviewed By Gordon D. Ko, MD, FRCPC For Starters, What Is Multiple Chemical Sensitivity? People with multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) have allergy-like reactionsContinue reading “The Mysteries of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and Fibromyalgia Syndrome – Practical Pain Management”