Monday, November 12, 2007

Dr. Frank Keefe Interview, Health Psychologist

Pain. It is the most common symptom of Chiari and syringomyelia and
probably the most difficult to deal with. The pain from these
conditions can be particularly difficult to treat and can affect every
aspect of a person's being: physical, mental, emotional, and
spiritual. Some people seek help from pain clinics, some choose to
fight on their own; but no matter how we deal with it, for many the pain
is there every single day.

What are the psychological implications of battling pain every day?

Dr. Frank Keefe, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke
University, is a licensed psychologist who specializes in pain
research. He has published numerous papers on the subject, acts as an
editor for several professional journals, and serves on scientific
advisory panels dealing with chronic pain. We put Dr. Keefe In The
Spotlight (via email) to shed some light on the subject.

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