Although much of medical practice is research driven, the same cannot be said about the psychosocial interventions for chronic pain and illness. Psychological therapy for pain is dominated by cognitive-behavior therapy, which is demonstrably effective in a significant proportion of chronic pain sufferers. There is a clear need to broaden the base of psychosocial therapies for treating this hugely suffering population. Psychosocial Interventions for Chronic Pain goes a long way to correct the situation by examining the empirical bases of patient problems as well as offering evidence-supported approaches to their management. Ranjan Roy’s introductory chapters explain how effectiveness is measured in psychosocial practice, and these concepts are clearly applied in compelling case examples, including:Family and couple therapy for longstanding pain issues. Psychodynamic psychotherapy in a case of abuse and chronic pain. Interpersonal psychotherapy for identity issues following a hysterectomy. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for "immobilizing" pain. Grief therapy following catastrophic loss. Multidisciplinary approaches to complex chronic pain. Psychosocial Interventions for Chronic Pain brings a useful framework of ideas to all health and mental health professionals working with chronic pain patients, including psychologists, social workers, physicians, and nurses. The book’s evidence-based orientation also makes it a valid text for specialized graduate courses on pain management.
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Titolo: Psychosocial Interventions for Chronic Pain - In Search of Evidence
Editore: Springer Verlag
Finitura: Copertina rigida
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