Can positive affect attenuate (persistent) pain? State of the art and clinical implications

  title={Can positive affect attenuate (persistent) pain? State of the art and clinical implications},
  author={Marjolein M. Hanssen and Madelon M L Peters and Jantine J.L.M. Boselie and A F M Meulders},
  booktitle={Current rheumatology reports},
Purpose of ReviewPain is an intense experience that can place a heavy burden on peoples’ lives. The identification of psychosocial risk factors led to the development of effective pain treatments. However, effect sizes are modest. Accumulating evidence suggests that enhancing protective factors might also impact on (well-being despite) pain. Recent findings on positive affect (interventions) towards pain-related outcomes will be reviewed, and new avenues for treatment of persistent pain will be… CONTINUE READING
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