Published in Pain and Central Nervous System Week, February 10th, 2003
Patients who use self-distraction techniques or "give up trying to deal with" HIV-related stress feel less energetic, and those who use self-distraction or drugs or alcohol to cope say that their health limits their social activities, according to Mark Vosvick, PhD, of the University of North Texas and colleagues.
Pain was also a big factor in diminishing the quality of life for the study participants, who said that it affected...
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