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The Pain & Therapy Bibliography, Record ID 1554

How chronic pain has made me happier


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item type
an article on a website
author
Rob Heaton
link
http://robertheaton.com/2013/03/19/how-chronic-pain-has-made-me-happie [snip!]
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journal
RobertHeaton.com
year
2013
month
Jul 20
the nugget
The way out of this vicious circle is a wholesale change to how you perceive fear, suffering and setbacks.

excerpt

Whilst the problem is superficially a physical one, the real challenges faced by someone with chronic pain are mental. Mental state is the biggest modulator of physical pain. Things hurt more when you’re stressed or sad, and the increased pain makes you both stressed and sad. The way out of this vicious circle is a wholesale change to how you perceive fear, suffering and setbacks.

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