Cognitive behavioral approaches to the treatment of pain

Journal Article (Journal Article)

How can cognitive-behavioral therapy benefit patients with persistent pain? The purpose of this review is to provide an overview of cognitive-behavioral treatment approaches to persistent pain. The review is divided into four sections. In the first section, we describe the conceptual background for cognitive-behavioral approaches to pain. In the second section, we describe the basic elements of a typical cognitive-behavioral treatment protocol used in pain management. In the third section, we address questions that healthcare professionals frequently ask about cognitive-behavioral treatment. In the fourth section, we discuss new clinical applications of cognitive-behavioral treatment.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Waters, SJ; McKee, DC; Keefe, FJ

Published Date

  • February 1, 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 57 - 63

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1527-0815

Citation Source

  • Scopus