Features November 2007 Issue

Adopt a Positive Outlook for Improved Pain Relief

Experts say patients who maintain an upbeat attitude about their condition respond better to treatment and have less discomfort.

Has persistent arthritis pain cast you into a well of self-pity? Do you tense up angrily when you feel discomfort coming on? Do you feel you’re being unjustly victimized by a painful physical condition that you simply don’t deserve?

If so, it’s possible that your grim outlook is aggravating your pain and that you’d be doing yourself a huge favor by lightening up. A mounting body of scientific evidence shows that looking on the [IMGCAP(1)]bright…

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