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Catastrophizing and pain in arthritis, fibromyalgia, and other rheumatic diseases.

Authors
  • Edwards, Robert R
  • Bingham, Clifton O 3rd
  • Bathon, Joan
  • Haythornthwaite, Jennifer A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Arthritis and rheumatism
Publication Date
Apr 15, 2006
Volume
55
Issue
2
Pages
325–332
Identifiers
PMID: 16583384
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Catastrophizing is a critically important variable in understanding the experience of pain in rheumatologic disorders as well as other chronic pain conditions. Pain-related catastrophizing may be an important target for both psychosocial and pharmacologic treatment of pain.

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