International Journal of Family Therapy

, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp 297–309 | Cite as

Family treatment for chronic pain: State of the art

  • Ranjan Roy


A variety of family therapy techniques have been used to treat chronic pain. In this paper, an attempt is made to examine those familytherapy methods. It is noted that to date there is virtually a total absence of research to determine the efficacy of family therapy to treat chronic benign pain. From a clinical perspective family therapy must be offered to famiies with chronic pain patients to counteract the negative impact of chronic pain on the entire family system.


Negative Impact Chronic Pain Health Psychology Social Issue Family Therapy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ranjan Roy
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Social Work and Dept. of Psychiatry Faculty of MedicineUniversity of ManitobaWinnipegCanada

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