Cognitive aspects of pain and pain control.

  title={Cognitive aspects of pain and pain control.},
  author={Matisyohu Weisenberg},
  journal={The International journal of clinical and experimental hypnosis},
  volume={46 1},
The cognitive and cognitive-behavioral approaches have been shown to be very effective in controlling pain and its sequelae both in the laboratory and in the clinical setting. As used in most research and treatment, cognitive approaches are concerned with the way the person perceives, interprets, and relates to his or her pain rather than with the elimination of the pain per se. This article reviews some of the origins of cognitive theory and pain theory, as well as examples of the techniques… CONTINUE READING

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