- •Emotional disclosures of pain-related distress are a type of pain behavior.
- •These behaviors are not currently represented in self-report measures.
- •These behaviors are shaped by goals to reduce distress as well as other factors.
- •A next step is to identify healthy responses to these behaviors.
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Annmarie Cano was supported by the National Center for Complementary & Integrative Health of the National Institutes of Health under award number R21AT007939 while working on this report. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health. Liesbet Goubert was supported by a grant awarded by the Fund for Scientific Research-Flanders, grant number G.0235.13N, and a grant awarded by the Special Research Fund of Ghent University, grant number BOF15/24j/017.
The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.