Invest in ME Conference 12: First Class in Every Way
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Operant learning theory in pain and chronic pain rehabilitation

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Dolphin, Mar 23, 2017.

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    These replied to the PACE trial in a letter to the Lancet. I now have a better idea where they are coming from following reading the paper.

     
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    Who gets to decide this? The whole paper is based on this view/approach.
     
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    Again, acting despite pain is seen as healthy.
     
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    It is interesting to read the rationale for these therapies. It is all about conditioning the patient to keep going and not stop based on symptoms.

    These don't seem very appropriate approaches for ME/CFS.

    I find what they suggest to be a bit creepy to be honest. But perhaps they are of use for some people with other conditions who are paralysed with fear.
     
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    I looked them up because I thought they might be the crew behind the so called CFS centre at the University Clinic in Leuven (which patients are allover very unhappy with, as it is utterly unhelpful and possibly damaging), but they're not. This article seems to come from a PhD project by Gatzounis. The others are her promotors. In case anyone is interested, some background info:

    Rena Gatzounis
    Johan Vlaeyen
    Martien Schrooten
    Geert Crombez
    They seem to make lots of assumptions, based on little more than theories. The idea of 'exposure-based treatments for fear-reduction' in the context of pain is downright scary... It all fits in perfectly with the rationale behind PACE!
     
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    The evil specter of Behaviorism will not die! Operant conditioning, indeed!
     
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