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Comorbidity of Chronic Pain and Mental Health Disorders: The Biopsychosocial Perspective

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dc.contributor.author Gatchel, Robert J. en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-20T19:11:43Z en
dc.date.available 2009-11-20T19:11:43Z en
dc.date.issued 2009-11-20 en
dc.identifier.citation Published in American Psychologist, Vol 59(8), Nov, 2004. Special issue: Awards Issue 2004. pp. 795-805. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/1922 en
dc.description Author's final draft after peer review, also known as a post print. en
dc.description This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA Journal. It is not the copy of record. en_US
dc.description.abstract We are entering an exciting period in mental and physical health research, resulting from a paradigm shift away from an outdated biomedical reductionism approach, to a more comprehensive biopsychosocial model, which emphasizes the unique interactions among biological, psychological and social factors required to better understand health and illness. This biopsychosocial perspective is important in evaluating the comorbidity of mental and physical health problems. Psychiatric and medical pathologies interface prominently in pain disorders. Important topics in the biopsychosocial approach to comorbid chronic mental and physical health disorders, focusing primarily on pain, are presented. Though this biopsychosocial model has produced dramatic advances in health psychology over the past two decades, important challenges to moving the field forward still remain. en
dc.description.sponsorship The writing of this article was supported in part by Grants No. 5R01 MH046452, 2K02 MH1107 and 5R01 DE010713 (from the National Institutes of Health) and Grant No. DAMD17-03-1-0055 (from the Department of Defense). The author would like to thank Dennis Turk for his careful reading of this manuscript To be presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 29, 2004—Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied Research Award for 2004. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher American Psychological Association en
dc.subject Mental Health en
dc.subject Health Care Psychology en
dc.subject Mental Disorders en
dc.subject Comorbidity en
dc.subject Chronic Pain en
dc.subject Biopsychosocial Approach en
dc.title Comorbidity of Chronic Pain and Mental Health Disorders: The Biopsychosocial Perspective en
dc.type Article en
dc.publisher.department Department of Psychology, The University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.identifier.externalLink http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0003-066X.59.8.795 en
dc.identifier.externalLinkDescription The original publication is available at article DOI. en_US

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