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Understanding Pain for Better Clinical Practice

A Psychological Perspective

A comprehensive review of the current state of thinking and research in relation to the management of the psychological aspects of pain. Written in a style and at a level which is relevant and accessible to the practising clinician and also to students. Addresses the common clinical problems relating to the psychological aspects of pain management and gives practical guidance based on the latest research as to how those problems should be dealt with. Includes an appendix which may be used as a session manual by therapists using cognitive-behavioural therapy with groups for early intervention in pain management. May be used as a textbook as well as a clinical reference.

Hardbound, 208 Pages

Published: May 2005

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-51591-9

Contents

  • PART I: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF PAIN PERCEPTION AND BEHAVIOR
    Chapter 1 The need to understand the psychology of pain
    Chapter 2 Models of pain perception
    Chapter 3 The biological-psychological interface: Pain perception
    Chapter 4 Attending to pain stimuli: Vigilance and Distraction
    Chapter 5 Emotions and the experience of pain
    Chapter 6 Interpreting pain signals: Cognitions
    Chapter 7 Learning to cope: Behavior in pain and health
    Chapter 8 An integrated model
    PART II: IMPLICATIONS FOR CLINICAL PRACTICE
    Chapter 9 Why does chronic pain develop?
    Chapter 10 Communicating with patients
    Chapter 11 Managing the first visit
    Chapter 12 Early identification of "at risk" patients: screening
    Chapter 13 Early intervention
    Chapter 14 The way forward

    Appendix Session manual for therapist's: Cognitive-behavioral early intervention for groups

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