Beth Darnall, PhD

Beth Darnall, PhD

Beth Darnall, PhD, is a clinical professor in the Division of Pain Medicine at Standford University, where she treats individuals and groups at the Standford Pain Management Center. As an NIH-funded principal investigator for pain psychology research, she examines the mechanisms of pain catastrophizing treatment. Dr Darnall is the co-chair of the Pain Psychology Task Force at the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM), and in 2015 received a Presidential Commendation from AAPM.

Most Recent Articles by Beth Darnall, PhD

Dr Beth Darnall on Changing Mindset for Pain Relief

Dr Beth Darnall on Changing Mindset for Pain Relief

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A negative pain mindset - catastrophizing - undermines pain treatment effectiveness and facilitates structural brain changes that serve to maintain pain and distress.

How Psychologists, Physicians Can Coexist in Pain Medicine

How Psychologists, Physicians Can Coexist in Pain Medicine

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Psychologists have much to offer medicine as a profession, and pain medicine in particular.

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