A Review of Psychosocial Factors in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

@article{Lohnberg2012ARO,
  title={A Review of Psychosocial Factors in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome},
  author={Jessica A. Lohnberg and Elizabeth Mitchell Altmaier},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings},
  year={2012},
  volume={20},
  pages={247-254}
}
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a disabling pain condition poorly understood by medical professionals. Because CRPS is particularly enigmatic, and has significant impact on patient function, researchers have examined psychological processes present among patients with this diagnosis. This systematic review examines psychosocial factors associated with CRPS, both predictors and sequelae. Our conclusions are that CRPS is associated with negative outcomes, both psychological (e.g… 
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