Cognitive-behavioral approach to the treatment of chronic pain patients.

  title={Cognitive-behavioral approach to the treatment of chronic pain patients.},
  author={Dennis C. Turk},
  journal={Regional anesthesia and pain medicine},
  volume={28 6},
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Chronic pain is both prevalent and costly. Despite advances in understanding the anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry of nociception and development of potent analgesic agents and advanced technology, a significant number of people continue to experience pain and related disability. The perception of and response to pain are influenced by cognitive, affective, and behavioral factors as well as physical pathology. In this article, a selective review of research… CONTINUE READING

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