"A sensible, useful, and comprehensive book that addresses every issue people with pain should know about as they deal with their pain and the medical system."
—Frederick Wolfe, MD
National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases
"With great empathy and insight into the prejudices that many patients encounter from physicians and caretakers, as well as their own resistance to exercise and social activities, [Deborah] Barrett urges readers to direct their care through recording patterns that emerge in the up-and-down cycle typical of many chronic pain sufferers.... Her encyclopedic guide to leading a satisfying life will help readers tame what she calls 'pain's cruel whims.'"
“Paintracking offers an evidence-based approach to living well and cultivating positivity even in the midst of chronic pain—and the evidence comes from the best of sources—your own body. Barrett is a warm and sure-footed companion through trying times.”
—Barbara Fredrickson, PhD, author of Positivity, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology, director of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Laboratory (a.k.a. Pep Lab) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Deborah Barrett has generously shared the insights and methods she uses to manage her own chronic debilitating pain and put her life back on track. There are pearls throughout this book, making it a must read for anyone with chronic pain. I am recommending it to my patients.”
—Dr. Jackie Gardner-Nix, author of The Mindfulness Solution to Pain
“Deborah Barrett's Paintracking expertly covers every possible way to deal with pain for sufferers and their family members. One needn't suffer from chronic pain however to benefit from this very important book.”
—Betsy Ress Jacobson, Fibromyalgia Resources Group/Patient Recommended Doctor Service
“Dr. Deborah Barrett has written a very thorough and comprehensive compendium for the chronic pain patient who is overwhelmed by the vast number of choices available in his or her search for relief. Filled with many useful and helpful hints to facilitate the process, this book is about helping the chronic pain sufferer to live more comfortably despite the pain.”
—Norman Rosen, MD, FAAPMR, medical director, Rosen-Hoffberg Rehabilitation and Pain Management Associates, Baltimore, MD
“Paintracking is a thoughtful and detailed book for anyone who is looking to better manage their chronic pain. This self-management approach teaches readers to build on small achievements to have successful outcomes.”
—Synne Wing Venuti, Product Manager, painACTION.com and PainEDU.org
"Deborah Barrett has written an insightful book about an exceedingly common condition—chronic pain. Barrett masterfully tackles our cultural dichotomy of mind and body and puts them effortlessly under one roof, giving it the name paintracking. This book is written in lucid language that captures the essence of patient experiences with a persistent pain state while providing invaluable information with regard to therapeutics and the daunting journey of pain patients in search of answers. A must-read for patients and clinicians alike."
—Denniz Zolnoun, MD MPH, Associate Professor and director of the pelvic pain research unit in dept of Obstetrics & Gynecology, at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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Deborah Barrett, PhD, MSW, LCSW, is a clinical associate professor in the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has published self-help articles on fibromyalgia, as well as scholarly papers on health and illness, and public policy. In addition, she is a psychotherapist in private practice. She hosts a companion Web site to this book at www.paintracking.com .