Cognitive behavioral approaches to the treatment of pain.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

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 back ground 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 health care professionals frequently ask about cognitive - behavioral treatment. In the fourth section, we discuss new clinical applications of cognitive-behavioral treatment.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Waters, SJ; McKee, DC; Keefe, FJ

Published Date

  • 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 74 - 88

PubMed ID

  • 18227779

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0048-5764


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States