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Anger and Pain

WebMD reports on a new study: Anger Increases Pain in Women.  Treatment–in this case CBT–shown to help.

Treatment effects were significant, showing positive differences in pain, fatigue, and functional disability, and in anxiety and negative mood, the researchers say. “Our results demonstrate that offering high-risk [fibromyalgia] patients a treatment tailored to their cognitive behavioral patterns at an early stage after the diagnosis is effective in improving both short- and long-term physical and psychological outcomes,”

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Posted by Will Baum, LCSW