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Neuropsychological Functioning and Treatment Outcomes in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Chronic Pain

Chronic pain has been consistently associated with poorer neuropsychological (NP) functioning. Compared with pain-free controls, individuals with chronic pain repeatedly show deficits in attention, working memory, learning and memory, processing speed, and executive function (see Apkarian et al,1 Berryman et al,5,6 and Moriarty et al35 for reviews). Among those with chronic pain, lower NP functioning is associated with increased pain intensity, disability, depression, and pain catastrophizing.28,37

Neuropsychological Functioning and Treatment Outcomes in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Chronic Pain

Orginally Published At: Pain Journal

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