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In this episode, Dr. David Hanscom talks with Donald Cohen, a clinical psychologist specializing in family issues, about how family relationships can impact the experience of chronic pain. He discusses how stress and anger can become “somaticized” and exacerbate chronic pain. The resulting tension can lead other family members to feel unsafe, causing them to shut down and become angry or defensive. He shares the necessity of treating the whole family when it comes to chronic pain and the importance of the patient’s attitude in improving or worsening the associated family issues. For more information, visit: https://backincontrol.com
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