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NPWJM 2018, 5(16): 59-67 Back to browse issues page
A narrative review of the mechanisms influencing the perception of phantom limb pain with special emphasis on psychological treatments
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Introduction: Phantom limb pain has vague nature and causes many problems in physical health, mental function and health-related quality of life in people with amputation. While medical and physical therapy and recurrence often associated with temporary effects, Psychotherapy may lead to more lasting results. In this paper, after reviewing the phenomenon of phantom pain, with Functions, pathophysiology, explanatory theoretical viewpoint To evaluate psychological interventions with special emphasis on the Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) has been completed.
Method: Based on the methodology of reviewing resources, Research literature
In  PLP was reviewed through PsycInfo, Medline and Cochrane Library sites between 1999 and 2016 using keywords, phantom limb pain, treatment, psychotherapy. From articles, references and related books, items that had well-known and experienced authors, and have been repeatedly cited, were selected.
The results: PLP related concepts, different approaches and effective psychological treatments are presented.
Conclusion: Several factors affect PLP and, according to theoretical foundations, there are several causes and the effectiveness of different therapies has been emphasized in the research literature. EMDR as a reference psychotherapy and a method consistent with the approach derived from neurology is distinct from classical psychotherapy and as a therapeutic model adapted to events and unresolved problems that are Chronic and resistant to treatment.
Keywords: Phantom limb pain, Treatment, Psychotherapy, EMDR
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Type of Study: Review | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/05/2 | Accepted: 2018/05/2 | Published: 2018/05/2
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A narrative review of the mechanisms influencing the perception of phantom limb pain with special emphasis on psychological treatments. NPWJM. 2018; 5 (16) :59-67
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