Links between traumatic family violence and chronic pain: Biopsychosocial pathways and treatment implications.

Chronic pain is a common symptom among adult survivors of family violence. Indeed, it may be one of the most commonly occurring symptoms. This chapter explores the role of biopsychosocial factors in trauma and pain. It also offers a model for treating patients who have experienced family violence and now suffer from chronic pain.

Publication Date

January 2009

Publication Name

Health consequences of abuse in the family: A clinical guide for evidence-based practice. Application and practice in health psychology


Kathleen A. Kendall-Tackett