A chronic emergency room visitor with chest pain: Successful treatment by stress management training and biofeedback

David P. Schwartz, H. Stuart Large, Douglas E. DeGood, Steven T. Wegener, John C. Rowlingson

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Abstract

The successful treatment of a patient with chest pain who at baseline visited the emergency room (ER) up to 20 times monthly is described. Treatment consisted of re-education, stress management training and biofeedback. The importance of conceptualizing multiple ER visitations as an interaction of physiological, psychological, social and iatrogenic factors is discussed, and suggestions are made for recognizing such behavior and effectively referring patients for appropriate treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)315-319
Number of pages5
JournalPain
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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