“Catastrophizing”: A form of pain shaming

How the buzzword “catastrophizing” stigmatizes people with chronic pain By Gwenn Herman, LCSW, DCSW The first time I heard the word “catastrophizing” being used to describe the pain experience on a national level was at a chronic pain lecture at the National Institutes of Health. It sent shivers through my body. After 25 years of … Continue reading “Catastrophizing”: A form of pain shaming