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Articles from Beth Darnall

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Posted: Jun 01, 2018
I was pleased to be invited by Nature to give my thoughts on what is needed in pain research and care ("To treat pain, study people in all their complexity"). Too often, the person is forgotten while the symptom is treated. Our systems must account for the... Read More
Posted: Jun 01, 2018
The April 2018 issue of O Magazine includes a few of my comments in an article that is addresses addiction risks for opioids ("Why prescription opioids are so addictive" by Peg Rosen). What's not stated in this article is my belief that opioids can and do... Read More
Posted: Jun 01, 2018
I was pleased to be invited by Scientific American to post a blog describing our work on targeted mindset interventions for pain relief and opioid reduction. This work holds promises for dismantling common barriers to pain psychology treatment in outpatients and... Read More
Posted: Jun 01, 2018
Chronic pain affects up to one-third of the world population. We recognize that an individual approach to treating pain is needed and that for some patients, prescription opioids are necessary. However, the overemphasis on treating chronic pain with opioids has been associated... Read More
Posted: Jun 01, 2018
Dr. Emma Seppälä and I were pleased to publish in Time Health "3 Science-backed Ways to Relieve Pain and Stress"! We focus on natural, empowering relief techniques that can help you feel better. Stress and pain are inevitable parts of life. As many as 1... Read More
Posted: Dec 19, 2016
At the Stanford Systems Neuroscience and Pain Lab, one of our active research studies is focused on how to help prepare people who are heading to surgery. We are equipping them with the information and skills they can use to reduce their own distress and discomfort after... Read More
Posted: Oct 21, 2016
Many people mistakenly believe that the only way to treat chronic pain is by taking painkillers, says Stanford pain psychologist Beth Darnall, Ph.D. She believes there is a better way to manage pain that doesn’t involve pills. In her new book, The Opioid-Free... Read More
Posted: Sep 11, 2016
Optimize your mind-body connection with information and resources that empower you to reduce pain and its impact on your brain and body. (1) Understanding Pain in less than 5 minutes, and what to do about it! (5:00) View it here. (2) Learn out Pain Psychology... Read More
Posted: Aug 15, 2016
Please join us for the 2016 Stanford Back Pain Education Day taking place on September 11, 2016 at Cemex Auditorium on Stanford University campus. If you have back pain, please join us for an exciting day filled with lectures from Stanford pain experts and information... Read More
Posted: Aug 09, 2016
Clinical Psychiatry Advisor features Beth Darnall and the work of the entire Pain Psychology Task Force of the American Academy of Pain Medicine in the August 2016 article "The Importance of Pain Psychology Curricula in Training and Education.... Read More

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