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Lecture3: Catastrophizing

Catastrophizing is an exaggerated negative mental set brought to bear during actual or anticipated pain experiences.

It is not uncommon to hear about the stories of a ‘catastrophized patient’,

who screams or cries during dental treatment.

But here catastrophizing is defined from the sense of cognitive neuroscience.

In this video, we will discuss this topic, and maybe we can find some solution.

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Brain, Behaviour, and Dentistry

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