Practical applications of psychological techniques in controlling burn pain.

@article{Patterson1992PracticalAO,
  title={Practical applications of psychological techniques in controlling burn pain.},
  author={David R. Patterson},
  journal={The Journal of burn care & rehabilitation},
  year={1992},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={13-8}
}
Psychological techniques can serve as useful adjuncts to opioid drugs in the control of pain from severe burns. The lack of research on the use of such interventions may reflect our failure to realize how often we apply psychological principles in everyday management of burn pain. Psychological techniques with burn pain can be divided into cognitive (avoidant and reappraisal), preparatory (sensory and procedural), behavioral (respondent and operant), and hypnotherapy categories. The manner in… CONTINUE READING