Chronic pain is a long-lasting condition that people know very little about. One thing that is not widely known about chronic pain is that the condition is closely linked to poor mental health. Pain Australia found that 40% of people with major depression are also suffering from chronic pain. Our Director, Jodie Brenton along with our head psychologist, Mary Magalotti strive to increase awareness of the link between pain and mental illness.
Chronic pain suffers typically seek care from a doctor or specialist, however, this is only looking at one part of the condition. A mental health professional can work with you to create a chronic pain management plan that can help you live a life that is good for you and your mental wellbeing.
It has been reported that a biopsychosocial approach can help patients overcome mental health concerns regarding chronic pain. The biopsychosocial approach places greater emphasis on the link between factors of one’s biology, psychology, and socio-environment. It is recommended to:
- Remember you are not defined by your chronic pain
- Be as physically active as you can
- Set realistic and achievable goals
At Life Resolutions, our team work to help you maintain a good level of mental wellbeing. Our team are experienced in supporting those dealing with chronic pain. Mary Magalotti and our team of psychologists are experienced in chronic pain management and the biopsychosocial approach. Speak to one of our professionals today.
The Life Resolutions Team is Here to Help
If you are suffering from chronic pain or would like support for any other mental health condition, please book an appointment with Life Resolutions by contacting our friendly team today. You can also head to our website for even more information on the services we offer at Life Resolutions.