Mental Health

Coping with Chronic Pain

Coping with Chronic Pain

My name is Brooke Gottesman. As a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) working in mental health since 2004, I am currently in part-time private practice in NY with a specialization in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). My practice focuses on patients managing chronic pain. Writing this article is an opportunity to share my story of chronic …

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Terry’s Story: Local Support Group Offers Help

On Friday the 13th of March 2020, when the world stopped for COVID-19, I finally got an answer from my neurologist about the burning pain in my feet and, sometimes, hands. I had a “nickel’s worth of neuropathy” he stated. I remember thinking, “Oh my goodness, if this is only a nickel’s worth what might a …

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Support Group Primer: Update July 2021

In our blogpost. How to Get Support Without Leaving Home published in July 2020, we provided a summary of virtual support groups and social media sites for patients with PN. Here, we update our list, with some new additions and modifications. We hope that anyone struggling to find the support of others who understand the challenges of living with …

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Peripheral Neuropathy and Mental Health

Mental health can become a concern for patients with chronic conditions such as peripheral neuropathy. During recent months when the pandemic has disrupted many of our usual routines, mental health for patients and their families can become even more of an issue. The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy asked two experts on the subject for their …

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Slow Down for Summer: Mindfulness for Patients with Peripheral Neuropathy

Shanna Patterson, MD, and Kripa Ahuja provide insight on mindfulness and its positive impact for patients with peripheral neuropathy. Does Mindfulness Help? Summer is a time for relaxation, reflection, and rejuvenation. In the spirit of slowing down, we wanted to take this opportunity to delve into the topic of mindfulness. Mindfulness has proliferated in the …

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Coping with Peripheral Neuropathy

In the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy’s March 2019 e-newsletter, Dr. Joseph Breitenstein, a professor of psychology and licensed psychologist at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and two of his students, Jimmy Conway and Anna Larson, invited people with peripheral neuropathies to participate in a survey on coping with peripheral neuropathy. The main part of the …

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