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Psychological Principles in Clinical Assessment, Explanation, and Treatment

  • Siddharth S. Arora
  • George C. Chang Chien


Chronic pelvic pain (CPP), or chronic urogenital pain, is a ubiquitous and complex uro-gynecological condition affecting both men and women and is associated with a wide range of psychiatric co-morbidities. Psychological factors are known to play a vital role in the associated behaviors of CPP and recognizing these are vital in both the treatment and referral of patients to appropriate psychological services. Here we will review the psychological principles associated with CPP, important clinical variables to assess, and the various psychological treatment approaches.


Urogenital pain Chronic visceral pain Psychological principles Chronic pelvic pain Chronic pelvic pain syndrome CPP CPPS 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Siddharth S. Arora
    • 1
  • George C. Chang Chien
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pain MedicineNova Southeastern University/Larkin HospitalSouth MiamiUSA
  2. 2.Ventura County Medical CenterVenturaUSA

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