Reducing Catastrophizing to Prevent and Treat Chronic Pain

May 17, 2017 4:00PM



Pain catastrophizing powerfully predicts the development and trajectory of chronic pain. Learn the science behind pain catastrophizing, its impacts, and why this psychological construct should be assessed and treated in outpatients and in individuals who are planning to have surgery.



In this session you will learn about:


  • The basic role of psychology in the experience of pain
  • How pain catastrophizing (cognitive and emotional experience) impacts pain and treatment outcomes
  • The neural mechanisms of pain catastrophizing
  • Evidence based treatment for pain catastrophizing
  • Current research and future directions for targeted pain catastrophizing treatment
  • Perioperative impacts of pain catastrophizing on post-surgical outcome



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