BS2.09 Connection between Stress, Pain, Sleep and Mental Health

Basic Science Level 2

This class will cover how physiological and psychological stress plays a major role in maladaptive neural processes involved in chronic pain.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the effects of stress and a lack of sleep
  • Understand the role of the prefrontal cortex in pain processing and the chronification of pain
  • How to communicate the effects of stress, sleep, and thoughts on the development of chronic pain and other chronic health conditions
  • Understanding symptoms and how to communicate this to the public