On the 12th August 2020 we published the updated Cochrane review Psychological therapies for the management of chronic pain (excluding headache) in adults, Amanda C de C Williams, Emma Fisher, Leslie Hearn, Christopher Eccleston
Approximately 10-14% of adults have moderately to severely disabling chronic pain. We need to know what works and what doesn’t work to help them manage it. This update explores the evidence on psychological therapies.
We coordinated a dissemination plan with the author team and Cochrane’s KT team in order to disseminate the evidence as widely as possible. See some of the resources available below.
- Cochrane Featured Review, including a Q&A with lead author, Amanda C de C Williams
- Cochrane UK Evidently Cochrane blog: Managing chronic pain in adults: the latest evidence on psychological therapies
- Cochrane podcast: What are the benefits and risks of psychological therapies for adults with persistent and distressing pain that is neither cancer-related nor a headache?
- Healing Pain Podcast: Psychology for chronic pain: does it help? With Dr. Amanda C de C Williams
- Open Mind: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Effective at Reducing Pain, Disability & Distress In People with Chronic Non-Headache, Non-Cancer Pain
- Reuters Health: CBT Shows Small, Significant Benefit for Chronic Pain Patients