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Human Studies

2020 Dec 02

Disabil Rehabil

Inducing positive emotions to reduce chronic pain: a randomized controlled trial of positive psychology exercises.


Müller R, Segerer W, Ronca E, Gemperli A, Stirnimann D, Scheel-Sailer A, Jensen MP
Disabil Rehabil. 2020 Dec 02:1-14.
PMID: 33264568.


Positive emotions have been found to be analgesic and can be induced by positive psychology exercises. This study tested if positive psychology exercises provide beneficial effects on pain, responses to pain, physical (pain interference), and emotional function.