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Neural Basis of Mind-Body Pain Therapies

Catherine Bushnell, Ph.D.

Credits: 1 hour of CME; 1.2 nursing contact hours (CEU)

Cost: Free

Learning Objectives

  • Identify which brain regions are involved in pain processing and pain modulation
  • Discuss the differences in how emotional state and attentional focus alter pain
  • Describe the effects of chronic pain on the brain and how psychologically based therapies influence these effects

View Lecture

This lecture has been broken into eleven chapters and may be viewed by clicking on the links provided, beginning with Introduction to Neural Basis of Mind-Body Pain Therapies.