A study published in May of 2023 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) shows that “new cases of chronic pain occur more often among U.S. adults than new cases of several other common conditions, including diabetes, depression, and high blood pressure”.
Given the increasing needs for behavioral health services within the primary care landscape and the workforce shortage, it’s imperative that we consider ways to address the growing gaps in care for patients, especially those suffering with chronic pain.
This six-week group explored the impact of pain interventions (e.g., Pain Reprocessing Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychoeducation and Mindfulness) on treating pain and mental health disorders (i.e., depressive disorders, anxiety disorders and/or trauma- and stress-related disorders) for adults living with chronic pain.
Sperling, LCSW, Samuel, "Six Week Chronic Pain Group's Impact on Relationship to Pain and Mental Health Symptoms" (2023). Jefferson Hospital Staff Papers and Presentations. Paper 29.