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Twins in pain?

Gabrielle Lis

Negative ideas about pain can derail recovery and return to work, causing immense frustration for RTW professionals. Why do some people take pain in their stride while others catastrophise? Twin research may hold the answer...

It’s impossible to know what someone else really feels when they experience pain, but some people tend to dwell on their pain more than others and use more intense language to describe it. This is known as pain catastrophising. Pain catastrophising has been linked to negative outcomes, including: Heightened pain intensity; Psychological distress; Work limitations; and Disability. It’s easy to be ...

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