Chronic pain and self-esteem

Self-esteem scores of the pain-prone patients were significantly lower than for the other three groups, who did not differ significantly from each other. The pain-prone patients were given a 12-week treatment programme involving psychological intervention. Further self-esteem scores were obtained for them and the controls. Treatment was associated with a significant increase in self-esteem for … Continue reading Chronic pain and self-esteem

Reflection: Self-imposed self-hate from being disabled

I had made a remark that working with pain and vertigo made me feel like an idiot. And someone I know well and respect said that wasn't the case at all. That I didn't look like an idiot and she respected me. And it made me wonder about perception vs. reality. What hate am I … Continue reading Reflection: Self-imposed self-hate from being disabled