Cognitive-behavior therapy for chronic pain in adults

Stephen Morley, Christopher Eccleston

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Introduction 292 The adult with chronic pain 293 Aims of treatment 293 Principles of CBT-based pain management programs 294 The evidence base 297 Future of CBT for chronic pain 300 Conclusions 300 References 300 Cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) is a complex treatment developed from principles of learning theory and empirical studies of cognition. Effective implementation of CBT should be based on an explicit treatment protocol, careful attention to multidisciplinary teamwork, and supervision. Chronic pain patients frequently experience comorbid symptoms of anxiety and depression. Patients approach to pain is construed as one of inappropriate and ineffective problem solving.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClinical Pain Management
Subtitle of host publicationChronic Pain (2nd ed.)
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781444109818
ISBN (Print)9780340940082
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Health Professions
  • General Medicine


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