Childhood Abuse and Chronic Pain: A Curious Relationship?

Overview

Empirical evidence is mounting to support the theory that certain individuals are prone to suffering from chronic pain as a result of childhood abuse. This is the first book devoted to a comprehensive exploration of abuse and its role in the genesis of pain. In a review of different types of abuse - childhood, spousal, sexual, physical, and emotional - Ranjan Roy probes the psychological and social consequences of abuse over time. He discusses variety in clinical presentation, course of treatment, and the failure...
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Overview

Empirical evidence is mounting to support the theory that certain individuals are prone to suffering from chronic pain as a result of childhood abuse. This is the first book devoted to a comprehensive exploration of abuse and its role in the genesis of pain. In a review of different types of abuse - childhood, spousal, sexual, physical, and emotional - Ranjan Roy probes the psychological and social consequences of abuse over time. He discusses variety in clinical presentation, course of treatment, and the failure or adverse effects of treatment. An experienced and respected psychotherapist, Roy also presents case studies from his own clinical experience to illustrate his therapeutic approach. Written by a practitioner for practitioners, this book will enable clinicians to identify pain-prone behaviour and to deal with the complex issues and challenges that patients with this condition present.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802007391
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1998
  • Pages: 402

Meet the Author

Ranjan Roy is a professor in the Faculty of Social Work and the

Department of Clinical Health Psychology at the University of

Manitoba.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
1 Overview of the Literature on Childhood Abuse and Pain in Adulthood 3
2 Childhood Sexual Abuse and Pain in Adulthood: Case Studies 33
3 Childhood Physical Abuse and Pain: Case Studies 46
4 Childhood Neglect and Pain 58
5 Spousal Abuse 74
6 Therapeutic Approaches to Adult Victims of Abuse 92
7 Distress of Disclosure 109
8 Therapeutic Issues 125
9 Epilogue 138
References 145
Index 159
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