New Paper Accepted for Publication: Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement Reduces Pain Attentional Bias in Chronic Pain Patients

Yesterday, I posted an interview with two scholars, Dr. Garland and Dr. Mogil. Dr. Garland explained on the program his treatment method of Mindfulness Oriented Recovery Enhancement (M.O.R.E.) Here is an in depth explanation of the method and how it relates to chronic pain patients which will be published in a forthcoming article in the journal, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. This reblog is well worth the read.

Eric L. Garland, Ph.D.

My colleague Matthew Howard and I recently had a paper accepted for publication in the internationally-recognized journal, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. This paper describes a subset of findings from a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement for chronic pain patients who have been prescribed long-term opioid treatment (e.g., oxycontin, vicodin) for pain management. The study is the first in the scientific literature to demonstrate that a mindfulness-oriented intervention can reduce the pain attentional bias. In this study, 67 individuals suffering from low back pain, neck pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and other pain conditions were randomly assigned to participate in MORE or a support group and began treatment.

Participants in the MORE group received instruction in applying mindfulness and other psychological techniques to: discriminate between nociception (i.e., the signal that the body is being damaged), pain, and suffering; become aware of their automatic pain coping habits; disrupt the link between…

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Hi there, yeah this post is really nice and I have learned lot of things from it on the topic of blogging.

    1. Glad you found the post helpful. There is another post called “Radio Program: Voices in the Family Spotlights Chronic Pain” that also goes into the work of Dr. Garland if you are interested. Thanks for your comment and feedback. All the Best, C.L.

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