Cognitive-behavioral and operant-behavioral therapy for people with fibromyalgia

K. Thieme, D.C. Turk
2012 Reumatismo  
n INTRODUCTION T he notion that pain is psychosocial as well as physiological is not a new with perhaps the first systematic discussion dating back almost 50 years (1). Both historical and recent models of the experience of pain assert that the experience of pain is maintained by an interdependent set of psychosocial, behavioral, as well as biomedical factors (2, 3). This multidimensional view of chronic pain forms the basis for the use of the cognitive-behavioral (CB) and operant-behavioral
more » ... erant-behavioral (OB) perspectives. It is important to distinguish between the underlying rationales and principles of these two perspectives and various psychological techniques that are based on psychosocial and behavioral principles. Following a description of the central assumptions of Key words: Cognitive-behavioral therapy, operant-behavioral therapy, psychobiological mechanisms.
doi:10.4081/reumatismo.2012.275 pmid:23024972 fatcat:5iq5kun2ofef7gnidbevjrpjaa