PainRelief.com Interview with:
Jeungchan Lee, Ph.D.,
MGH/HST Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical ImagingSpaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Charlestown, MA 024129
PainRelief.com: What is the background for this study?
Response: Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has shown promise in alleviating fibromyalgia (FM) symptoms by targeting pain-related catastrophizing, which comprises negative cognitive and emotional processes amplifying pain perception.
However, the neurological mechanisms underlying CBT’s impact on pain catastrophizing in FM patients have remained unclear.