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Psychological Treatments for Patients With Chronic Pain | Clinical Health Psychology Series
Beth Darnall, PhD
American Psychological Association / Softcover / 2018-08-01 / 1433829428
Mind & Body
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Chronic pain is the most common long-term health condition in the United States. For the nearly 100 million Americans who struggle with this burden, the substantial risks of prescription opioid treatment have left many searching for safer, more effective alternatives. While multidisciplinary pain treatment programs can help, they are few in number — and few mental health practitioners receive adequate training in pain treatment.

This book provides a comprehensive overview of treating patients with chronic pain, using evidence-based therapies.

Taking a multidisciplinary approach that includes cognitive–behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and chronic pain self-management, Darnall shows mental health professionals how to utilize mindfulness interventions, hypnosis, and biofeedback, and also address comorbid problems such as depression, anxiety, and insomnia.

The book also includes compelling case studies and resources for clinical and patient training.

Table of Contents:

Series Foreword

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

The Role of Psychological Factors in Chronic PainStandard Medical Treatments for Pain and Treatment Decision ConsiderationsDepression, Anxiety, and Posttraumatic Stress DisorderPain-Specific Psychological FactorsOverview of Evidence-Based Psychobehavioral Interventions for PainCognitive Behavior Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Chronic PainMindfulness Interventions, Hypnosis, and BiofeedbackSleep and FatigueOpioidsSpecial Populations, Substance Use, and Substance Use DisorderSocial Factors and IntimacySummary, Future Directions, Conclusions
Resources

References

Index

About the Author

About the Series Editor

About the Author:

Beth Darnall, PhD, is a clinical professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Stanford University.

She is principal investigator for multiple federally funded pain research studies that test the efficacy and mechanisms of psychological strategies in individuals with chronic pain. She investigates mechanisms of pain catastrophizing, targeted pain psychology treatments she has developed, prevention of postsurgical pain, and outpatient opioid tapering. She delivers pain psychology and opioid reduction lectures and workshops nationally and internationally.

She is author of the 2016 book The Opioid-Free Pain Relief Kit, and the 2014 book Less Pain, Fewer Pills: Avoid the Dangers of Prescription Opioids and Gain Control Over Chronic Pain. She has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, New York magazine, Forbes, Scientific American Mind, O magazine, The Washington Post, and Time magazine.

Website: Beth Darnall, PhD
Twitter: @bethdarnall

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