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One study found that 70% of persistent pain respondents expressed anger–62% toward health care providers, 39% toward significant others, and 30% toward insurance companies. The most frequent target of their anger was themselves–74%.

Okifuji, Akiko, Dennis C Turk, and Shelly L Curran. Anger in Chronic Pain: Investigations of anger targets and intensity. J Psychosom Res. 1999; 47(1): 1-12. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022399999000069

Reference

Title
Anger in Chronic Pain: Investigations of anger targets and intensity
Publication
J Psychosom Res
Publication Date
1999
Authors
Okifuji, Akiko, Dennis C Turk, and Shelly L Curran
Volume & Issue
Volume 47, Issue 1
Pages
1-12
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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