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Talking therapy improves symptoms of chronic widespread pain

Arthritis Research UK has published a study on cognitive behavioural therapy over the phone to help with chronic pain. Below is an extract from the study and you can read the whole article by clicking on the link below. 

Talking therapy provided over the phone can have a positive impact on people suffering from chronic widespread pain compared to usual care provided by their GP, new research has shown.

Patients who received a short course of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) over the telephone from trained therapists reported that they felt “better” or “very much better” at the end of a six-month treatment period, and also three months after it ended.

The Arthritis Research UK-funded trial led by the University of Aberdeen working with the University of Manchester was the first-ever trial of telephone-delivered CBT for people with chronic widespread pain.

Arthritis Reasearch article on talking therapies.

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