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What do I need to know about caring for somebody with physical pain?

It is important to remember living with physical pain is uncomfortable and family and friends affected may need your help. Depending on the cause of the physical pain, this may include assisting with daily duties, helping with medications or doctor visits, or offering psychological support in times of need. Encouraging the person to attend a support group may be helpful, especially if the person suffers chronic pain. You may also have to help find psychological counseling if signs of depression begin to appear.

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