Patient Name: Jill
I am so, so excited to bring you this week’s episode of the podcast—and for those of you living with chronic pain, I think you’re really going to enjoy this one too. I talked to Jill Fancher PhD, a pain psychologist who lives with chronic pain herself. We talked about how she came to study pain, the devastation of being stuck in diagnostic limbo, stigma, existing in the liminal space between patient and provider, and the feedback loop between chronic pain, anxiety, and depression.
Trigger Warning: we do briefly discuss suicide toward the end of the interview. If you are in crisis, or know someone who is, there are a list of crisis hotlines on the resources page linked to below.
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You can find Dr. Jill's work at masteringpainmethod.com.
This episode included a lot of neuro, psych, and pain terminology, as well as mental health resources, that required its own Resources page, which you can find here.