Chronic illness: Work burnout

I think we have to be wary when we work with chronic illness about the stress of work and the stress we are always under due to chronic illness or chronic pain... which can compound quite fast, especially if we are exceeding our limits in order to function at work. I wrote a post recently … Continue reading Chronic illness: Work burnout

Chronic stress and the body

Chronic negative stress does not do a body good. We all know this. Because we have pain and illness and so stress from That plus the life consequences of That causes a boatload of negative stress. We all know our mental and emotional wellbeing is as important as our physical wellbeing, but I don't know … Continue reading Chronic stress and the body

Vlog: Chronic pain brain and emotional consequences

I wanted to do this video because I think it is implied that we can somehow think our way out of pain like it is some sort of thought experiment. And while it is very true that CBT is very beneficial for people with chronic pain especially if they have comorbid depression and anxiety we … Continue reading Vlog: Chronic pain brain and emotional consequences

Chronic pain and mental health

A 74.5% incidence of psychiatric disorders was present in the patient sample The rate of depressive and anxiety disorders was 29.4% and 23.5%, respectively Comorbid anxiety scores (P = 0.019) and SSAS scores (P = 0.046) were significantly higher in chronic pain patients with a somatoform disorder HAM-A scores were found to be significantly higher in patients … Continue reading Chronic pain and mental health

Fibromyalgia: high pain, coping and mental illness

I want to mention this study because it makes a very good point about the need for acceptance and resiliency that comes from acceptance in coping with fibromyalgia. And also the complications mental illness puts on acceptance. The study: Patients With Fibromyalgia Reporting Severe Pain but Low Impact of the Syndrome: Clinical and Pain-Related Cognitive … Continue reading Fibromyalgia: high pain, coping and mental illness