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Guidance on Psychological Assessment and Management of Chronic Pain during the COVID-19 Crisis

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, people with pain may experience heightened pain intensity, and they may be at risk for pain-associated exacerbations in symptoms of depression, anxiety and PTSD, as well as family and relationship distress. The American Psychological Association published a guide co-authored by AAPM member Daniel L. Bruns, PsyD explaining the evidence base and practice recommendations for pain psychological assessment and interventions in a remote, online format. Full story

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