Psychologic Support of the Patient with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

  • J. David Haddox
Part of the Current Management of Pain book series (CUMP, volume 7)


As has already been stated in Chapters 2 and 5, the psychological aspects of reflex sympathetic dystrophy have not been systematically studied in sufficient detail to provide an accurate and reliable portrayal of the disease from a behavioral medicine standpoint. Most of the literature that addresses this aspect is anecdotal in nature. Few studies have been done using psychometric instruments, and they have failed to differentiate these patients from patients suffering with chronic pain of other etiologies (1).


Behavioral Medicine Psychological Support Pain Tolerance Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Carpal Tunnel Release 
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