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Papers: 10 Dec 2022 - 16 Dec 2022


Pain Res Manag


The Helplessness Dimension of Pain Catastrophizing Mediates the Relation between PTSD Symptoms and Pain Rehabilitation Measures.


Schumann M, Craner J, Kacel E, Morrison E, Gascho K, Gebhard J, Gilliam W
Pain Res Manag. 2022; 2022:2112698.
PMID: 36504758.


Comorbid chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) complicate the treatment of both conditions. Previous research has identified pain catastrophizing as a potentially important variable contributing to the relationship between chronic pain and PTSD. However, little is known regarding how the different dimensions of pain catastrophizing-rumination, magnification, and helplessness-uniquely contribute to the relationship between PTSD symptomatology and measures of pain outcome.