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Pain

Christopher Eccleston

in Embodied

Published in print November 2015 | ISBN: 9780198727903
Published online January 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780191814099 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727903.003.0007
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Pain is discussed as a signal of disease and or a reason to avoid harm. The intriguing idea that pain might have some benefits in some situations is also discussed, in relation to rites of passage and religion. How people try to cope with chronic pain as well as psychological treatments is discussed. Three people help narrate the experiences of pain: two who ran the New York City Marathon and recorded their pain as they did it, and one who has learned to live with chronic untreatable pain.

Keywords: pain; rite of passage; religion; chronic pain; cognitive behavioral therapy; marathon running

Chapter.  11180 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Cognitive Psychology

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