Chronic pain

Everyone sometimes feels pain. Chronic pain, however, is different. It does not vanish for weeks, months, or even years but, unlike acute pain, has lost its warning function.

In this section you can find out how people live with chronic pain. In short videos, they tell their personal stories. For example, they talk about their treatments, how they cope with their pain in everyday life, where they find help or how their lives have changed since they had been diagnosed.

If you have a story you would like to share, please do get in touch with us.

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    Martina Andrea Hodel

    Martina Hodel obtained a Master’s degree in clinical psychology in 2015 from the Universities of Zurich and Humboldt (Berlin). After graduating as a clinical psychologist, she completed her PhD at the Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine in 2018. In her dissertation, she was concerned with ethical aspects in the treatment of patients with severe and persistent mental illness. Martina is on board of DIPEx since the very beginning, currently conducting interviews for several modules. In addition, she is in charge of coordinating the Chronic Pain module. Martina also works as a clinical psychologist on an acute psychiatric ward.

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