Die psychosomatik des chronischen rückenschmerzes: Klassifikation, ätiologie und therapie

Translated title of the contribution: The psychosomatics of chronic back pain. Classification, aetiology and therapy

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Abstract

An overview is given on the current classification, description and treatment of chronic pain with causally relevant psychological factors. It is based on the "practice guidelines on somatoform disorders" and on a thematically related meta-analysis. The classificatory problems, especially of the demarcation of somatoform and other chronic pain, are presented. Additional descriptive dimensions of the relevant psychosocial factors are: pain description, other organically unexplained pain- and non-pain-symptoms, anxiety and depression, disease conviction and illness behaviour, personality and childhood abuse. A modified psychotherapy for (somatoform) chronic pain is outlined. Finally, this aetiologically oriented psychosomatic-psychiatric approach is compared to psychological coping models for chronic pain.

Translated title of the contributionThe psychosomatics of chronic back pain. Classification, aetiology and therapy
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)558-567
Number of pages10
JournalOrthopade
Volume33
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2004
Externally publishedYes

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