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Psychological therapies for the management of chronic pain (excluding headache) in adults.
BACKGROUND Psychological treatments are designed to treat pain, distress and disability, and are in common practice. This review updates and extends the 2009 version of this systematic review. Expand
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The compassionate brain: humans detect intensity of pain from another's face.
Understanding another person's experience draws on "mirroring systems," brain circuitries shared by the subject's own actions/feelings and by similar states observed in others. Lately, also theExpand
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Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials of cognitive behaviour therapy and behaviour therapy for chronic pain in adults, excluding headache
A computer and a hand search of the literature recovered 33 papers from which 25 trials suitable for meta-analysis were identified. We compared the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural treatmentsExpand
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Facial expression of pain: An evolutionary account
  • A. Williams
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • 1 August 2002
This paper proposes that human expression of pain in the presence or absence of caregivers, and the detection of pain by observers, arises from evolved propensities. The function of pain is to demandExpand
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A biopsychosocial formulation of pain communication.
We present a detailed framework for understanding the numerous and complicated interactions among psychological and social determinants of pain through examination of the process of painExpand
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Updating the definition of pain.
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Randomized controlled trials of psychological therapies for management of chronic pain in children and adolescents: An updated meta-analytic review
&NA; The purpose of this meta‐analytic review was to quantify the effects of psychological therapies for the management of chronic pain in youth. Specifically, in this review we updated previousExpand
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The development of a battery of measures for assessing physical functioning of chronic pain patients
&NA; The physical performance of chronic pain patients is of major concern both for their assessment and for treatment evaluation. However, there are few widely used physical tests, a shortage ofExpand
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Non-surgical interventions for the management of chronic pelvic pain.
BACKGROUND Chronic pelvic pain is a common and debilitating condition; its aetiology is multifactorial, involving social, psychological and biological factors. The management of chronic pelvic painExpand
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Chronic pain couples: Perceived marital interactions and pain behaviours
Abstract Patient adjustment to chronic pain is well known to be influenced by the spouse and his or her response to patient expressions of pain. However, these responses do not occur in a vacuum, andExpand
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