Experts stated at the 7th EFIC Congress in Hamburg, called 'Pain in Europe VII', that psychological interventions can alleviate chronic pain, improve patients' quality of life and prevent a spiral of ever-increasing disability. However, these interventions are only helpful if they motivate patients to live an active life with their pain instead of trying to escape the inescapable.
At the EFIC Congress Prof. Christopher Eccleston from Bath, UK said:
"A large body of sound scientific studies show that psychological interventions can do much to improve the quality of life in patients with severe chronic pain. Despite pain, therapeutically guided talk about it can actually change patients' lives for the better. But this talk is not a passive sharing of unhappiness, but active focus on changing what is changeable, and working to live a full life despite pain."
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