Positive attitude toward pain increases tolerance, study says

12/6/2012 | MedWire News (U.K.)

An Italian study found patients who had a positive or beneficial approach to pain had higher tolerances. The study, reported in the journal Pain, highlights the importance of the meaning of pain in patients' perception of it. "Therefore, the behavioral and/or pharmacological manipulation of the meaning of pain can represent an effective approach to pain management," a researcher wrote.

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