Fear

Understanding Fear and Anxiety to Develop Adequate Treatments

Understanding Fear and Anxiety to Develop Adequate Treatments

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Fear avoidance has been implicated in the transition from acute to chronic pain. In this model, conditioning contributes to the perpetuation of pain, and it is thought that disruption of conditioning would lead to the path of recovery.

Fear-Avoidance Conditioning: Maintaining the Chronic Pain Cycle?

Fear-Avoidance Conditioning: Maintaining the Chronic Pain Cycle?

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According to this model, prioritizing alternate life goals through optimism and positive affect over pain-associated behaviors perpetuated by negative affect provides the means to break the pain cycle.

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