How pain affects our mood is actually how pain affects our brain. And the way we deal with pain—whether physical or emotional—is incredibly complex, involving factors such as sensation, nerve impulses, and even our expectations. Researchers refer to the intricate web of biological, psychological, and social elements of pain as the biopsychosocial phenomenon, which emphasizes a comprehensive approach to treatment. Explore with Dr. Theresa Oswald the subtle ways in which pain affects our mood, and learn how to find a treatment plan for pain sufferers that is both comprehensive and sustainable.

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