Chronic Pain & AutoImmune Disease

Chronic pain and Autoimmune disease can affect mood, sleep, memory, concentration, and relationships. Psychotherapy may provide new coping techniques and improve quality of life for those with chronic illness.

“Chronic pain disorders can be defined as conditions for which pain is the primary symptom of concern. These conditions are difficult to treat; even the strongest pain relief medications for acute pain often have little beneficial effect in chronic pain. Autoimmune disease happens when the body’s natural defense system causes the body to mistakenly attack normal cells.”

National Library of Medicine, December 2014
John Hopkins Medicine, January 2021