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2021 Dec 06

J Pediatr Psychol

“There’s Nothing Wrong With You”: Pain-Related Stigma in Adolescents With Chronic Pain.


Wakefield EO, Belamkar V, Litt MD, Puhl RM, Zempsky WT
J Pediatr Psychol. 2021 Dec 06.
PMID: 34871426.


Adolescents with chronic pain often experience symptom disbelief and social rejection by others secondary to "medically unexplained" symptoms. Although chronic pain is common in adolescents, limited research has conceptualized these social experiences as pain-related stigma in this population. The purpose of this study was to identify and describe pain-related stigma among adolescents with chronic pain and their parents using focus group methodology.