Persistent Pain

Psychosocial Assessment and Intervention

  • N. Timothy Lynch
  • Sridhar V. Vasudevan

Part of the Current Management of Pain book series (CUMP, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. David P. Schwartz
    Pages 23-41
  3. Toshihiko Maruta, Mary Jane McHardy
    Pages 43-59
  4. Francis J. Keefe, James E. Crisson
    Pages 61-73
  5. Paul Leung
    Pages 75-91
  6. Carl J. Getto
    Pages 93-101
  7. Stanley L. Chapman
    Pages 103-115
  8. Sridhar V. Vasudevan, N. Timothy Lynch
    Pages 117-132
  9. Donald S. Ciccone, Roy C. Grzesiak
    Pages 133-161
  10. Roy C. Grzesiak, Donald S. Ciccone
    Pages 163-188
  11. S. S. Pilowsky
    Pages 189-194
  12. N. Timothy Lynch, Sridhar V. Vasudevan
    Pages 195-197
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 199-208

About this book


Chronic and persistent pain, which is a problem for the individual who suffers and the society that has to deal with it, has become increasingly appreciated. Over the last three decades, several books and journals have been specifically devoted to the topic of pain, especially chronic and persistent pain. It has been increasingly recognized that chronic and persistent pain, unlike acute pain, involves significant psychosocial factors and requires treatment strategies that deal with these issues. All measurements and factors that affect improvement seem to be in the psychosocial area rather than the medical/ biological/physical areas. Psychosocial conveys the importance of the environmental and interpersonal factors of the patient's functioning. The writing of this book has brought together some of the leading researchers and clinicians in the area of managing the patient with chronic pain. The authors express their opinions based on experience and review of the literature available to date. Each of the chapters focuses on an important element of the assessment and/or treatment intervention utilized for the individual with chronic pain. The concluding chapter summarizes the status of the assessment and treatment strategies for those patients.


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Editors and affiliations

  • N. Timothy Lynch
    • 1
  • Sridhar V. Vasudevan
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Anesthesiology, 150Medical College of Wisconsin and Elmbrook Memorial HospitalMilwaukeeUSA
  2. 2.Pain Rehab. & Eval. ProgramElmbrook Memorial HospitalBrookfieldUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8972-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-1727-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0923-2354
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