Catastrophizing

Disability & Catastrophizing In Chronic Migraine vs Temporomandibular Disorder

Disability & Catastrophizing In Chronic Migraine vs Temporomandibular Disorder

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Patients with chronic migraine share features with individuals with temporomandibular disorders that include kinesiophobia and neck disability.

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.

History of Abuse Linked to Greater Pain Severity, Fibromyalgia, Depression and Anxiety

History of Abuse Linked to Greater Pain Severity, Fibromyalgia, Depression and Anxiety

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Patients with a history of abuse either in childhood or adulthood have been found to display higher levels of depression, anxiety, pain severity and catastrophizing, as well as reduced physical functioning; in addition, those patients have higher scores on the fibromyalgia survey used to measure "fibromyalgia-ness" than those without a history of abuse.

Public Health and Prevention of Opioid Misuse

Public Health and Prevention of Opioid Misuse

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"Ultimately, the goal is to turn our clinics into research laboratories where every single patient is characterized," noted Dr Mackey.

New Factors to Measure Pain Catastrophizing

New Factors to Measure Pain Catastrophizing

🎥 The long-established 'Pain Catastrophizing Scale' takes magnification, rumination and helplessness into account. Researchers at the University of Alabama considered additional measures of negative cognition associated with pain to reach a 'global catastrophizing measure'.

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