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Dr Beth Darnall on Changing Mindset for Pain Relief

Dr Beth Darnall on Changing Mindset for Pain Relief

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

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Path to Empathy As Vital As Being Empathetic

Path to Empathy As Vital As Being Empathetic

Different paths to perspective of another's experience are associated with varying effect on helpers' health during helping behavior.

Hyperalgesia Can Be Socially Transmitted Via Olfactory Cues

Hyperalgesia Can Be Socially Transmitted Via Olfactory Cues

This study sheds light on the role of social and environmental cues in pain pathogenesis and has implications for the treatment of chronic pain patients.

Some Psychotherapeutic Techniques May Alleviate Stress, Pain

Some Psychotherapeutic Techniques May Alleviate Stress, Pain

Stress and anxiety are critical elements of the human pain response, and these can be quantified not only with functional imaging but simply by measuring sympathetic response.