Podcast Episode 17: How Rumination and Catastrophising Can Worsen Chronic Pain

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Welcome to another episode of Gut Heroes!

In this episode, I look at the fascinating relationship between rumination, catastrophising, and chronic pain. I explore the latest research and share personal insights on how our mental states and relationships could affect our pain management journey, including:

โœ”๏ธ The role of stress in chronic pain (and how our thought processes and social interactions can influence pain levels)
โœ”๏ธ The concept of “distress contagion” and a social media tip
โœ”๏ธ The power of social support in reducing pain intensity and promoting positive pain adaptation
โœ”๏ธThe complex relationship between social validation, self-sufficiency, and pain management
โœ”๏ธ Key findings from studies on pain catastrophising in rheumatic diseases like AS and rheumatoid arthritis
โœ”๏ธ The importance of finding a supportive, positive “tribe”

Show Notes:

๐Ÿ”— You can also view a transcript of this episode here – view transcript

Studies Discussed in this Podcast:

๐Ÿ“˜ “Social media comes with good and bad sides, doesnโ€™t it?” – view study
๐Ÿ“˜ “Social pain and physical pain: shared paths to resilience” – view study
๐Ÿ“˜ “Assessing Beliefs Underlying Rumination About Pain: Development and Validation of the Pain Metacognitions Questionnaire” – view study
๐Ÿ“˜ “Stopping Worst-Case Thinking” – Arthritis.org article” – view article

Other Links:

๐Ÿ”— “Pain and Catastrophizing in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: A prospective observational cohort study” – view study

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