“Painkiller addiction: psychological evidence to inform prevention and treatment”

A seminar at the University of Derby presented by James Elander.
Wednesday 2 April 2014, 1pm to 2pm.
Room S110, Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB.

What the seminar will cover:

Increasing numbers of people live with painful chronic conditions, and strong painkillers are increasingly available, so more people are regularly using medication with the potential to lead to dependence. In this seminar, James Elander outlines the issues raised by this situation and the ways that psychological research can contribute to preventative and treatment interventions. This includes improved health education and self-management interventions for people using painkillers. The evidence James presents includes findings from an online survey in which many University of Derby staff participated, and a preliminary model of the development of painkiller dependence that incorporates influences derived from theories of addiction and theories of pain. This field requires multidisciplinary approaches so there is the potential for collaborations between psychology and numerous other disciplines in the development of future research and practice.

All are welcome, and no booking is needed to attend. Just come along.

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