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CBT for chronic pain

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of therapy that has been found to be effective for managing chronic pain. CBT is a form of talk therapy that focuses on the relationship between an individual's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It aims to help individuals identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors that may be contributing to their chronic pain. Studies have shown that CBT can help individuals with chronic pain to reduce their pain intensity, improve their physical function, and increase their overall quality of life. Additionally, CBT is a relatively short-term therapy, usually between 8 to 20 sessions, and has been found to be effective even after therapy has ended. CBT often used in conjunction with other pain management techniques such as physical therapy, medication, and relaxation techniques. It's important to note that the effectiveness of CBT will vary among individuals and it may not be suitable for everyone. Consultation with a mental health professional or physician is necessary to determine if CBT is a good option for managing your pain.

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