Three letter acronyms and what they mean – CBT, DBT, CFT, ACT – not alphabet soup!
Once you begin to dip your toes into psychological therapies, it doesn’t take long before you begin to see TLAs all over the place. So today I’m going to post on two things: some of the TLAs, and why or how we might consider using these approaches in pain rehabilitation. The first one is CBT, or cognitive behavioural therapy. CBT grew out of two movements: behaviour therapy (Skinner and the pigeons, rats and all that behaviour modification stuff), and cognitive therapy (Ellis and Beck and the “cognitive triad” – more on this later). When the two approaches to therapy are combined, we have cognitive behavioural therapy where thoughts and their effect on emotions and actions are the focus of therapy, with a secondary focus on behaviour and how behaviour can be influenced by (and influence) thoughts and emotions. In pain rehabilitation, cognitive behavioural therapy is used primarily by psychologists, while a cognitive behavioural approach is what underpins most of the multidisciplinary/interprofessional pain management programmes. These programmes were very popular and effective during the 1980’s and 1990’s, but have faded over time as insurers in the USA in particular, decided they were expensive and should instead be replaced by what I call “serial monotherapy” – that is, treatments that were provided in a synthesised way within interprofessional programmes are often now delivered alongside or parallel to one a...
Conclusions: Similar to previous studies, our results suggest that patients suffering from CLBP differ with regard to the magnitude of mental burden and the presence of physical impairment. These differences ascertain the need for precise targeting of treatment for CLBP. Inpatient pain centers therefore should offer different multimodal therapy pathways and integrate a meaningful triage, taking into account the multifaceted nature of CLBP based on sophisticated knowledge about forms, differences, and relationships among the biopsychosocial components of CLBP. PMID: 31728134 [PubMed - in process]
Hello. I am a junior biomedical sciences and I'm considering withdrawing this semester. Growing up, I've always dealt with anxiety and have managed to push through it most of my collegiate career but it has still affect my ability to do well in school. However this semester my mental health became worse and it became harder to do several things such as getting myself out of bed, studying etc and I finally managed to got myself to begin therapy about a week ago and I was diagnosed with... Am I doing the right thing ?
Alright, probably a horrible and simple question, but I want other opinions: We just took an OSCE, and I was given some interesting advice/directions. The pt had c/c of RUQ pain. Fair. Hx was no problem. Then, I got to the PE. Per our guidelines, I performed soft palpation, deep palpation, painful quadrant rebound tenderness, then for this at least, Murphy's sign. But, on soft palpation, barely touching the pt in RUQ, he flinched w/ pain. Then, I barely hooked my hand into his... Bear with me here – OCSEs
Is a stent always the answer for people with chest pain? Maybe not. But they do need to do some work, new research finds, including sticking to medication and changing behaviors. www.nbcnews.com Study Finds Limited Benefits of Stent Use for Millions With Heart Disease Stents and coronary artery bypass surgery are no more effective than intensive drug treatment and better health habits in preventing millions of Americans from heart attacks and death, a large study fou...
Should PainSpecialists strive to cultivate a humble and modest professional demeanor like pediatricians or family practice docs or should we be more “in your face” specialty like plastics, deem, or spine surgery? Imagine if no one Pain dressed up in fancy suits at conference ms and drove fast, expensive cars and instead just cane “as you are” in comfortable Dad jeans and JCPenny shirts and ties? Would purposely presenting ourselves this improve the specialty’s reputation and would... Cultivating a humble and modest professional demeanor
Publication date: Available online 15 November 2019Source: European Journal of Obstetrics &Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Keisuke Tanaka, Leah Mayne, Akram Khalil, David Baartz, Lars Eriksson, Sally-Anne Mortlock, Grant Montgomery, Brett McKinnon, Akwasi A AmoakoAbstractEndometriosis affects a large proportion of women during their reproductive years and is associated with pain and infertility, also affecting psychological wellbeing and quality of life. The pathogenesis of the disease remains unclear, although it is believed to be multifactorial. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) consists of a number of l...
Publication date: Available online 15 November 2019Source: SeizureAuthor(s): Hyo Jae Kim, Ji-Ye Jeon, Hyun-Woo Kim, Sang-Ahm LeeAbstractPurposeWe compared the Neurological Disorders Depression Inventory for Epilepsy (NDDI-E) with the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) according to different antiepileptic drug (AED) loads in people with epilepsy (PWE).MethodsDepression and suicidality were assessed with the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI), the NDDI-E, and the PHQ-9. A receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis was used. Sensitivity and specificity of the NDDI-E and PHQ-9 were compared between an AED load
PAUL HOLLYWOOD is a celebrity chef who began his career at his father ’s bakery as a teenager. He went on to serve as head baker at a number of hotels around Britain and internationally. The chef revealed a psychological disorder he suffers from. What is it?
Authors: PMID: 31727726 [PubMed - in process]
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2019Source: Journal of Critical CareAuthor(s): Marie-José Roos-Blom, Dave Dongelmans, Willemke Stilma, Jan Jaap Spijkstra, Evert de Jonge, Nicolette de KeizerAbstractPurposeHalf of the patients experience pain during their ICU stay which is known to influence their outcomes. Nurses and physicians encounter organizational barriers towards pain assessment and treatment. We aimed to evaluate the association between adequate pain management and nurse to patient ratio, bed occupancy rate, and fulltime presence of an intensivist.Materials and methodsWe performed unadjusted an...
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