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A Noted Pain Psycholgist's Reference Page: not encouraging.

Discussion in 'Pain and Inflammation' started by shak8, Apr 29, 2021.

  1. shak8

    shak8 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    https://www.zoffness.com/resources/

    I was seeking some chronic pain online support group information and ran across this noted pain psychologist. Her resources for patients page did not inspire confidence. The opposite, in fact.

    To me, this is troubling, akin to the relegation of ME/CFS to the dumping grounds of CBT, MUS, FND, BPS, etc.

    Note: This is not an ad hominem attack. I do not know the psychologist, nor have I read any of her work, previous to today.
     
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  2. Creekside

    Creekside Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Well, what do you expect from a psychologist? It's the 'if you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail' syndrome.
     
  3. Louie41

    Louie41 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    There's just no end to it. I had a terrifically itchy rash once---considered by MDs to be about the worst---then the rash went away, but i still itched. The dermatologist told me i had "phantom itch" and nothing could be done about it.

    ETA: Correction from "pain" to "itch" due to a cognitive error.
     
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    Jonathan Edwards Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Who has noted her?
    Apart from her that is.
     
  5. shak8

    shak8 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    She has some liason with medical students and departments at UCSF, at least. My quip is that it's only psychologists who take on pain patients unless it's interventional pain practices. And these pain psychologists really inflate their agenda/facts to a degree that blows my mind.
     
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