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The psychological management of pain:a case report and overview of techniques

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Raveen Hanwella ,

Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychological Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Kynsey Road, Colombo, LK
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Thushani Henegama

egistrar, University Psychiatry Unit, NHSL,Colombo, LK
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Abstract

A serviceman seriously injured in battle after recovery from his initial injuries developed severe stabbing pain in his left leg. The pain was persistent, distressing and caused significant functional impairment. The pain failed to remit with pharmacotherapy which included sub cutaneous morphine. At the time of referral the pain had lasted 18 months. The patient was treated with six sessions of cognitive behavioural therapy with significant reduction of his pain. Nine months later, on follow-up, he was pain free and functioning almost normally. The principles of psychological management of pain are also discussed.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sljpsyc.v2i1.3163

SL J Psychiatry 2011; 2 (1): 28-30
DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljpsyc.v2i1.3163
How to Cite: Hanwella, R. & Henegama, T., (2011). The psychological management of pain:a case report and overview of techniques. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry. 2(1), pp.28–30. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljpsyc.v2i1.3163
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Published on 29 Jun 2011.
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