Pain Research and Management

Psychological Aspects and Quality of Life in Chronic Pain


Publishing date
01 Jun 2019
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Feb 2019

Lead Editor

1Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, UK

2Athens Medical Center, Athens, Greece

3Universita degli Studi dell'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy


Psychological Aspects and Quality of Life in Chronic Pain

Description

We can ignore even pleasure. But pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains. (Lewis CS, The problem of pain. New York, 1944, Macmillan).

Pain, if not the worst, is one of the worst symptoms that a patient experiences and has a detrimental effect on the patients’ quality of life. Pain has a significant burden on patients; and carers’ mental health, as it often leads to depression and anxiety disorders. Pain catastrophizing and pain-related anxiety and fear are related to poor adjustment to pain and that higher self-efficacy and adaptive pain coping are related to improved adjustment to pain. Therefore, pain has a dynamic two-way relationship with mental health.

The objective of this special issue is to highlight and critically evaluate current research on psychological aspects of chronic pain.

This special issue will also emphasize the epidemiology of mental health disorders that occur secondary to pain, the potential underlying mechanisms and links, the risk factors, the clinical management (pharmacological and psychological) of anxiety, and depression in chronic pain. Studies on health-related quality of life in patients with chronic pain are welcome.

This special issue will include original research articles, systematic reviews and clinical studies on pain in peripheral neuropathies.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Anxiety in chronic pain
  • Depression in chronic pain
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder in chronic pain
  • The role of psychological mechanisms on pain perception
  • The role of psychotherapeutic interventions in chronic pain
  • The effect of pain in in the overall health-related quality of life
  • Chronic pain’s burden on carers’ psychology
  • How noninterventional techniques could help or substitute drug therapy when targeting the psychological aspects of chronic pain

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 1874078
  • - Research Article

Personality and Personality Disorders in Medication-Overuse Headache: A Controlled Study by SWAP-200

Federica Galli | Annalisa Tanzilli | ... | Vittorio Lingiardi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 8346161
  • - Editorial

Psychological Aspects and Quality of Life in Chronic Pain

Panagiotis Zis | Giustino Varrassi | ... | Antonella Paladini
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 2091960
  • - Review Article

Quality of Life in Painful Peripheral Neuropathies: A Systematic Review

Ayesha Girach | Thomas Henry Julian | ... | Panagiotis Zis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 6760121
  • - Review Article

Reward Processing under Chronic Pain from the Perspective of “Liking” and “Wanting”: A Narrative Review

Xinhe Liu | Ning Wang | ... | Fei Luo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 3916135
  • - Research Article

The Mediating Effect of Central Sensitization on the Relation between Pain Intensity and Psychological Factors: A Cross-Sectional Study with Mediation Analysis

Hayato Shigetoh | Yoichi Tanaka | ... | Shu Morioka
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 8148652
  • - Research Article

Living with Chronic Pain: A Qualitative Study of the Daily Life of Older People with Chronic Pain in Chile

Iyubanit Rodríguez | Esmeralda Abarca | ... | Mauricio Campos
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 9458683
  • - Research Article

Pain Acceptance and Its Associated Factors among Cancer Patients in Mainland China: A Cross-Sectional Study

Xianghua Xu | Meijun Ou | ... | Yongyi Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 8629581
  • - Review Article

Topical Review: Basic Psychological Needs in Adolescents with Chronic Pain—A Self-Determination Perspective

Annina Riggenbach | Liesbet Goubert | ... | Rémy Amouroux
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 6393101
  • - Research Article

Negative Affect, Type D Personality, Quality of Life, and Dysfunctional Outcomes of Total Knee Arthroplasty

Matthias Vogel | Christian Riediger | ... | Sebastian Illiger
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 7927656
  • - Research Article

Pain Intensity Is Not Always Associated with Poorer Health Status: Exploring the Moderating Role of Spouse Personality

Carlos Suso-Ribera | Michael J. L. Sullivan | Santiago Suso-Vergara
Pain Research and Management
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