This PSPI Live is focused on how psychological interventions can be part of a comprehensive plan to manage chronic pain
Can psychological science provide safer approaches to managing chronic pain and overcoming addiction?
The latest PSPI examines psychological interventions for the treatment of chronic pain, including the gap between the evidence of the effectiveness of several psychological interventions and their availability and use in treatment.
In the latest PSPI, a team of researchers explores how psychological interventions can be part of a comprehensive plan to manage chronic pain while reducing the need for surgeries and potentially dangerous medications. Charles Blue interviews Mary Driscoll, a researcher at Yale University, and first author on the issue's main article.
Using virtual reality to distort how far the neck is turned can actually alter the experience of chronic neck pain.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently launched a call for the use of behavioral treatments for managing chronic pain instead of, or in addition to, opioid treatments. According to CDC’s “Guideline for Prescribing Opioids
Scientists Harness the Power of Perception to Control Chronic Pain
When you're getting a flu shot or touching a thorny rose stem, simply looking at your body can actually reduce the pain, researchers have discovered.
The commonly used pain reliever acetaminophen may have a previously unknown side effect: Blunting positive emotions.
Psychological scientists have developed a technique called magnitude matching to measure the intensity of experiences, including pain, more accurately.
Teenagers and young adults who intentionally hurt themselves engage in such behavior based, in part, on how they experience pain and their emotional distress, according to findings published in Clinical Psychological Science. The Centers for
The dynamics of spouses’ daily interactions may influence whether an ill partner’s physical functioning improves over time.
People who feel that their financial outlook is shaky may actually experience more physical pain than those who feel financially secure, a psychological study suggests.
Oxytocin and dopamine have long been lauded as hormonal wellspring of happiness, but researchers suggest that these natural opioids may also play an important role in social attachment.
A team of clinical scientists is examining a possible psychological symptom that may heighten craving and risk of replace for people recovering from opioid dependence.dependence.