The Role of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain in Adolescents

  title={The Role of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain in Adolescents},
  author={Tamara Zagustin},
The effectiveness of cognitive behavioural therapy for pain in childhood and adolescence: a meta-analytic review
  • A. Lonergan
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine
  • 2016
CBT may be effective in reducing child reported pain symptomology and has a large effect on pain intensity for recurrent abdominal pain, and a medium effect on fibromyalgia.
The distinct longitudinal impact of pain catastrophizing on pain interference among youth living with sickle cell disease and chronic pain
Among youth with chronic SCD pain, pain catastrophizing warrants greater consideration as an important predictor that influences pain management and overall functioning.
Improved health-related quality of life, participation, and autonomy in patients with treatment-resistant chronic pain after an intensive social cognitive intervention with the participation of support partners
After an intensive 3-day social cognitive intervention, treatment-resistant CP patients experienced substantial and lasting improvements in HRQoL and in problematic limitations to participation and autonomy, in association with improvements in pain attitudes, depression, and distress.
A Systematic Review and Meta‐Analysis of the Efficacy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the Management of Pediatric Migraine
Cognitive behavioral therapy is an evidence‐based practice that focuses on the development of coping strategies and cognitive restructuring to alter the pain experience in children and adolescents with migraine.
Anti-arthralgic activity of the n-hexane extract (HTp) of yellow oleander seeds; Thevetia peruviana (Pers.) K. Schum
The results of the study suggest that HTp does indeed relieve pain significantly in a dose dependent manner, thus justifying its use in management of arthralgia.
Chronic Pain and Mental Health Co-Morbidity in Adolescents: An Urgent Call for Assessment and Evidence-Based Intervention.


Exposure and acceptance in the rehabilitation of adolescents with idiopathic chronic pain – A pilot study
Psychological therapies for the management of chronic and recurrent pain in children and adolescents.
Analyses revealed psychological therapies to be beneficial for children with chronic pain on seven outcomes, and the impact of psychological therapies on depression and anxiety, which were previously combined as 'mood'.
Evaluation of a Cognitive–Behavioral Pain Management Program for Children with Chronic Abdominal Pain: A Randomized Controlled Study
Cognitive–behavioral methods seem to be appropriate for treating children with CAP, with improvement seen both at the end of treatment and at a 3-month follow-up.
Is cognitive behaviour therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome also effective for pain symptoms?
Psychological therapies for the management of chronic and recurrent pain in children and adolescents.
These conclusions replicate and add to those of the previous review which found psychological therapies were effective in reducing pain intensity for children with headache and non-headache pain conditions and these effects were maintained at follow-up.
Development and evaluation of a cognitive-behavioral intervention for juvenile fibromyalgia.
Children with fibromyalgia can be taught CBT strategies that help them effectively manage this chronic and disabling musculoskeletal pain disorder.
Chronic pain in adolescents: evaluation of a programme of interdisciplinary cognitive behaviour therapy
Interdisciplinary cognitive behavioural pain management (with family involvement) is a promising approach to the management of pain, pain related distress, and disability in adolescents with chronic pain.
A review and meta-analysis of computerized cognitive behaviour therapy for the treatment of pain in children and adolescents.
There is only a small body of research exploring this relationship at present, and so further research is needed before any solid conclusions can be drawn, but tentatively suggests potential for using cCBT for pain in children and adolescents.