The Pain Survival Guide - How to Become Resilient and Reclaim Your Life

Author(s): Dennis C. Turk; Frits Winter


The Definitive Guide to Pain Management Is Revised and Expanded! In this thoroughly revised edition of the perennial bestseller, Dennis C. Turk and Frits Winter present a 10-lesson self-management program with clinically proven strategies for making simple, gradual adjustments to daily patterns to help individuals cope with their chronic struggles and take charge of life. The authors provide important information on the risks of opioid use for chronic pain and discuss new treatment options, including acceptance and commitment therapy, mind-body interventions such as tai chi, and cannabinoids. They also provide a resource guide with advice for finding support groups and financial help for health insurance and medication, tips for communicating with health care teams and employers, and mobile apps to assist with self-management strategies. Readers will learn how to identify and reject harmful myths about pain, balance activity and rest, improve sleep problems, leverage family and friends for support, manage emotional response to pain, regain self-confidence, and avoid relapsing into unhealthy behaviors. Download self-management forms and daily planning materials on the companion website ( Book jacket.


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  • : 9781433831829
  • : American Psychological Association
  • : Magination Press, (American Psychological Association)
  • : March 2020
  • : --- length: - '10' width: - '7' units: - Inches
  • : books

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  • : Dennis C. Turk; Frits Winter
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 192