Hear Dr. Darnall's on "Five to Thrive" live radio show on July 23!She will talk about pain, stress, and the immune system. The shows airs 8 pm EDT (5 pm PDT). Just visit www.w4cs.com at that time to hear the show live, or listen to the live stream on iTunes.
"Do it Yourself Mirror Therapy" is now available for purchase.Purchase Dr. Darnall's Pain Management Skills CD
COMING IN 2014!
"Less Pain, Fewer Pills: How to avoid the pitfalls of opioid painkillers and regain your control over chronic pain"by Dr. Beth Darnall (Bull Publishing)
MedScape Neurology features Drs. Darnall, Charles Argoff, Jane Ballantyne, and Michael Schatman in this panel discussion on opioids.
About Beth Darnall, PhD
Dr. Darnall is Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Pain Medicine at Stanford University. She has more than 10 years' experience treating adults with chronic pain, and lived through her own chronic pain experience. She enjoys helping people with chronic pain learn to live their best life possible.
Living with chronic pain is often challenging and stressful. When we are stressed, our pain increases, so good stress management is essential for good pain management. Dr. Darnall helps people learn and use scientifically informed and scientifically proven methods to lessen the physical, mental, and emotional stress that comes with chronic pain. Often people are not aware that their thoughts, daily choices, and behaviors have a big influence on their pain. Most people don’t know that many of their daily choices are making their pain worse. She arms people with information so they can make better choices and have less pain. Using her approach, most people find they need less pain medication as their pain is better managed.
Specialty areas include:
How to Need Few Killers. Dr. Darnall specializes in helping people learn to use the power of their brains to reduce pain and need for opioids. She is a frequent speaker on this topic and recently completed a manuscript for a soon-to-be-published book entitled: "Less Pain, Fewer Pills: Your guide for avoiding the pitfalls of opioid painkillers and gaining control over chronic pain"
Women with chronic pain. See Dr. Darnall describe some of the specific challenges faced by women with chronic pain. She was a recent expert guest on the topic for KATU TV’s AM Northwest morning talk show! Watch the show on the KATU website. Learn more about her expertise on pain in women on the research page.
Limb loss & phantom pain. Dr. Darnall’s research was recently featured in The Oregonian newspaper. Learn more about her expertise on home-based self-delivered mirror therapy for phantom pain in persons with amputation.
Improving patient access to pain care. A major focus of Dr. Darnall's clinical work and research is devoted to helping improve patient access to speciality pain care. She has four active projects that target improved access for people with pain world-wide at low or no cost.
Board of Directors and Pain Advocacy:
- Board of Directors
- Chair, Portland Education Committee
- Portland Steering Committee
- Ethics Committee
- Steering Committee, 2012 Scientific Conference
End the Pain Project
(non-profit organization dedicated to the global reduction of phantom pain)
- Advisor to the Board of Directors
(non-profit organization dedicated to promoting equal and ethical pain treatment for all women).
- Board of Governors
- Invited expert member of the For Grace Leadership Circle
- Board of Directors