Personality Characteristics of Patients With Pain by Robert J. Gatchel,James N. Weisberg

By Robert J. Gatchel,James N. Weisberg

Each 12 months, hundreds of thousands of american citizens event acute, recurrent, or continual ache, and for lots of of them, surgical or pharmacological interventions fail to relieve their agony. so that it will higher deal with those sufferers, this targeted ebook provides a complete evaluation of the character elements that have an effect on the adventure of, and version to, soreness. This booklet describes the most recent advances during this up-and-coming quarter of scientific learn and offers sensible counsel for scientific interventions.

Although no unmarried pain-prone character exists, character attributes similar to introversion/extraversion, optimism, perceived locus of regulate have an effect on, and character problems impact sufferers' skill to deal with discomfort. The participants to this booklet research those attributes, define particular character checking out options, and discover how they could effect the therapy end result of varied soreness problems. this can be a necessary source for clinicians, researchers, and health and wellbeing care pros facing the demanding situations of sufferer character transformations in soreness management.

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