Category Archive for: ‘Pain Psychology’

A Soldier’s War on Pain

By BARRY MEIER MAY 10, 2014 Four years and a lifetime ago, a new war began for Sgt. Shane Savage. On Sept. 3, 2010, the armored truck he was commanding near Kandahar, Afghanistan, was blown apart by a roadside bomb. His head hit the ceiling so hard that his helmet cracked. His left foot was pinned against the dashboard, crushing 24 …

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A Cancer Patient’s Best Friend

  By SULEIKA JAOUAD When I was growing up, my dream was to one day become a veterinarian. In fourth and fifth grade, I volunteered every day after school at a veterinarian’s clinic. I didn’t view it as an “internship” — in my mind, I was apprenticing for a certain future in the field. When I was 10, I asked …

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Helps Pain Sufferers

Psychological treatments can be combined with conventional methods to reduce pain.Pain is typically the sign of a broken body part. But often it has a life of its own — flaring up when you least expect it, spreading to other areas and even persisting once the offending source is fully healed. In the end, it’s in your head. Which means …

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Is Pain All In The Mind?

From The Times OnlineJuly 26, 2008 New research shows why some people are better at coping with pain than others. Pain is a simple enough concept to grasp. You stub your toe, shout, perhaps utter a few expletives, rub it better and it eventually fades. But neuroscientists are realising that pain is much more complex than anyone thought possible, comprising …

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