I’ve watched thru this 70’ talk plus questions by Dr. Andrew Gross. Bit long, and old, from 2011, I think it’s good, he’s a very understanding rheumatologist.
Some comments on it :
19th min: Disappointed by his focussing on the older theory of pain “oversensitivity”. In the 25th min: he even suggests that the same can be said of things like IBS - as if IBS were just a “sensation”, oversensitiveness! (2011 is quite a long time ago…)
30th min (and again later): “If you have fibro, you shouldn’t do too many tests, and therefore the fibro-diagnosis is good to know.” I disagree, but I agree not to do operations etc. too quickly.
65th min: People are “less sensitive to pain” after CBT? Yes, but I think they probably cope and pace better too.
67th min: ‘Ways how people react to us’ is great, never seen it differentiated that well before. (cf. in the questions, 79th minute)
Answers to questions:
76th minute: Us having depression is a normal response to the pain, not pre-disposition: Agreed.
77th minute: Guys pain seems more focal and more intense (- not in me ;-)).
81th minute: This doesn’t belong to any one specialty, because it affects so many parts of the body: Agreed.
85th minute: A third of veterans get PTSD, so often things like fibromyalgia too.