Are we (mis)understanding the role of malingering in non-organic pain? the cognitive-affective mechanism and its implications for cognitive-behavioral therapies

Senthil P. Kumar

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The concept of pain and its understanding had evolved from a symptom-based paradigm to a mechanism-based paradigm which warranted a focus on behavioral dimension than the traditional biomedical dimension. The objective of this editorial was to provide a literature overview on cognitive-affective mechanism behind malingering in patients with non-organic pain so as to enable physical therapy implications through cognitive behavioral therapies.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Physical Therapy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 29-01-2013
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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