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The Changing Nature of Pain Complaints over the Lifespan : Plenum Series in Adult Development and Aging - Michael R. Thomas

The Changing Nature of Pain Complaints over the Lifespan

Plenum Series in Adult Development and Aging

Hardcover Published: 31st January 1999
ISBN: 9780306459542
Number Of Pages: 234

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A landmark contribution to chronic pain literature, this contemporary text measures the intricate relationship between chronic pain and life transition events. Researchers and clinicians will appreciate The Changing Nature of Pain Complaints Over the Lifespan for its linking of life transition theories to health and illness. Drawing on nearly 20 years of research, the authors bring together the epidemiological and psychosocial aspects of chronic pain and suggest expanding options for pain management. Their coverage encompasses every stage of the human life cycle.

Life Transition Perspective and Chronic Pain: An Overviewp. 3
Recurrent Abdominal Painp. 7
Family and Life Events Issuesp. 9
Abdominal Painp. 9
Family Issuesp. 12
Psychological Issuesp. 17
Family Issuesp. 18
Summaryp. 19
Pain Issues in Adolescents and Young Adults
Coping with Chronic Pain during Adolescence: Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) in Perspectivep. 23
Impact of Chronic Illness in an Adolescent on the Familyp. 25
Epidemiology of JRAp. 26
Psychopathology and Psychosocial Problemsp. 29
Family Issuesp. 32
Summaryp. 39
Common Chronic Pain Conditions in a Nonclinical Population of Young Adultsp. 41
Prevalence by Pain Locationp. 46
Family Patterns of Pain Found in Young Adultsp. 49
Explanations for Reported Pain Distributionsp. 50
Sympathy and Distribution of Pain Complaintsp. 52
Parenting Styles with High Corporal Punishment as a Factor in Pain Reports in Young Adultsp. 55
Memory as a Factor Influencing Prevalence of Pain Reports in Young Adultsp. 56
Conclusionsp. 58
Chronic Pain and Family Function in College Studentsp. 61
Literature Reviewp. 63
The Studiesp. 65
Discussionp. 81
Pain Issues and Middle Age
Epidemiology of Chronic Pain and Related Issues in the Middle Yearsp. 85
Chronic Pain and Middle Agep. 85
Theories of Pain Mechanisms Relating to Fibromyalgiap. 86
Definition and History of Fibromyalgiap. 90
Epidemiology of Fibromylagiap. 93
Comorbidity between Psychological Disturbance and Fibromyalgiap. 93
Diagnosis and Assessment of Fibromyalgiap. 95
New Directions in the Treatment of Fibromyalgiap. 98
Conclusionsp. 101
Transitional Issues during the Middle Years: Stress and Strain and Chronic Painp. 103
Theories of Midlife Transitionp. 104
Life Events and the Middle-Aged Chronic Pain Patientp. 110
Summaryp. 122
Families of Chronic Pain Patients: Help or Hindrance?p. 123
Introductionp. 123
Impact of Chronic Painp. 123
Social Supportp. 132
Discussionp. 138
Pain Issues and the Elderly
Epidemiology of Chronic Pain in the Elderlyp. 143
Demographic Context for the Elderly with Painp. 145
Pain Prevalence in the Elderlyp. 147
Sensory Threshold Shifts for Pain and Prevalence in the Elderlyp. 148
Changes in the Prevalence of Pain Reports as a Function of Age Cohortp. 151
Summaryp. 153
Role of Psychopathology in Chronic Pain in the Elderlyp. 155
Psychological Factors in Chronic Pain among the Elderlyp. 156
Somatization Disorderp. 157
Hypochondriasis and Delusional Disorders Somatic Typep. 158
Depression and Chronic Pain in the Elderlyp. 159
Gender, Pain, and Depression in the Elderlyp. 161
Anxiety and Chronic Pain in the Elderlyp. 162
Role of Memory Impairment as a Factor in Chronic Painp. 163
Cognitive Impairment and Pain in the Institutionalized Elderlyp. 165
Role of Dementia in Chronic Pain in the Elderlyp. 167
Conclusionsp. 168
Social and Family Issues and the Elderly Chronic Pain Patientp. 171
Case Illustrationp. 172
Life Eventsp. 174
Family Issuesp. 178
Social Supportp. 183
Summaryp. 186
Epiloguep. 189
Referencesp. 201
Indexp. 225
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ISBN: 9780306459542
ISBN-10: 030645954X
Series: Plenum Series in Adult Development and Aging
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 234
Published: 31st January 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.53