CBT has been shown in previous studies to be effective for chronic pain. CBT has also been shown to improve quality of life and activities of daily living in people suffering from chronic headache, facial pain, arthralgia, and fibromyalgia.
Because of its structured nature, CBT may not be appropriate for people with more complex mental health needs or learning disabilities. Because CBT may involve having to confront your emotions and anxieties, you may feel more anxious or emotionally inconvenient at first.
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