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Can cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) relieve chronic pain?

Studies examining cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) have found that chronic pain sufferers who undergo CBT become more optimistic about their abilities to relieve and cope with their pain in as little as 6 days. If you want to explore this avenue, ask your doctor for a referral to a psychologist trained in CBT.

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