FM and Other Chronic Pain Conditions Managed with Psychotherapy, Review Says

FM and Other Chronic Pain Conditions Managed with Psychotherapy, Review Says
Researchers attending the The Italian Consensus Conference on Pain in Neurorehabilitation conducted a systematic review to assess the available evidence supporting the use of psychological therapies for pain reduction in neurological diseases, such as fibromyalgia (FM). Their findings, in a study titled “Psychological Treatments and Psychotherapies in the Neurorehabilitation of Pain: Evidences and Recommendations from the Italian Consensus Conference on Pain in Neurorehabilitation,” were published in the latest edition of the journal Frontiers in Psychology. About the Study Conference members conducted a systematic review of the current literature associated with neurorehabilitative therapies targeted at the management of chronic pain conditions.  They focused on understanding the evidence of studies evaluating the effect of psychotherapies on pain intensity in neurological disorders. The review yielded 400 articles that met the study criteria and the pertinent findings included:
  • The different forms of psychological interventions utilized by researchers include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, cognitive or behavioral techniques, Mindfulness, hypnosis, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Brief Interpersonal Therapy, virtual reality interventions, various forms of biofeedback, and mirror therapy.
  • These therapies were found effective for pain reduction in pathologies such as musculos
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