Ugeskr Læger 2017;179:V01170053
Psychosocial treatment of pain at general practitioners and in specialist pain treatment units
Patients with complex chronic pain conditions are often difficult to treat with analgesia alone. Psychosocial intervention is needed to help them gain control and find an appropriate level of activity. This article summarizes the possibilities of psychosocial treatment of pain patients at the general practitioners and in specialist units of multidisciplinary pain treatment. The theoretical frame used is cognitive behavioural therapy. In practice, psychoeducation, mindfulness, and relaxation exercises are introduced to the patients to help them with daily life activity and work.