Psychosocial and behavioral modes of orofacial pain management

Ilana Eli*, Robert J. Gatchel

*Corresponding author for this work

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Pain is a complex multidimensional experience encompassing biological, emotional, and cognitive factors and reflecting a psychological state. Thus, a broad, comprehensive approach is key to managing many pain conditions. Such a process is captured in the biopsychosocial approach to pain management. This chapter reviews the role of psychosocial factors in pain, including orofacial pain, and addresses management approaches built upon the biopsychosocial framework of pain.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOrofacial Pain
PublisherWolters Kluwer Health Adis (ESP)
ISBN (Electronic)9781496331885
ISBN (Print)9780931092176
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2015


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