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Each episode of AJP Audio brings you an in-depth look at one of the articles featured in that month’s issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry, the official journal of the American Psychiatric Association. Wide-ranging interviews with article authors cover the background, rationale, main findings, and future implications of the research.

Oct 3, 2022

Dr. Richard Davidson (University of Wisconsin-Madison) discusses the effects of mindfulness training on the neural mechanisms of pain and what it means for the future of pain management. Afterwards, AJP Editor-in-Chief Dr. Ned Kalin discusses what draws together that paper and the rest of the October issue.

  • Davidson interview [00:37]
  • How do you go about investigating pain? [05:41]
  • Lack of apparent difference in neural response among long-term meditators [06:45]
  • What does this mean for pain management? [08:33]
  • Limitations [09:46]
  • Next steps for research [10:42]
  • Kalin interview [11:50]
  • Wieglosz et al. [12:01]
  • Hasin et al. [14:25]
  • Jutras-Aswad et al. [16:46]
  • Lin et al. [19:08]
  • Hasin et al. [20:36]
  • In summary [22:34]


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