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Relieving Pain’s Impact on Our Mental Health


Jenn talks to Dr. Laura Payne about pain and its impact on mental health. Laura explains why some pain is beneficial to us, shares how chronic pain can affect mental health, and talks about how to balance pain management and emotional management.

Laura Payne, PhD, is the director of the Clinical and Translational Pain Research Laboratory at McLean Hospital. Her research focuses on identifying neurobiological, behavioral, and psychological biomarkers related to pain. Dr. Payne is actively involved in professional organizations and serves on several editorial boards, including Pain Medicine’s editorial board.


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