New behavioral therapy helps youths with idiopathic pain

03/5/2009 | TIME (subscription required)

Children who have chronic or unexplained pain may benefit from acceptance and commitment therapy, according to Swedish researchers. This behavioral therapy involves teaching youngsters to accept negative thoughts and to develop strategies for accepting pain so they can pursue important goals. Results showed children who participated in the program had less intense pain than youngsters treated with drugs and standard talk therapy.

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