Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an effective treatment approach for pain. CBT is, at heart, a rational and data-driven approach to therapy. Clients are encouraged to record their symptoms and to explore factors which interact with them. Pain Diary is a symptom recording measure for recording pain intensity. Clients can use the diary to look for any patterns in how the pain changes over the course of the day, and week.
- Winterowd, C., Beck, A. T., Gruener, D. (2000). Cognitive therapy for chronic pain patients. Springer