MedRisk, King of Prussia, Pa, announces that Chris J. Main, PhD, a member of its International Scientific Advisory Board, is the lead editor and a commentator for an updated textbook on chronic pain.

Fordyce’s Behavioral Methods for Chronic Pain and Illness, by Wilbert (Bill) Fordyce, was originally published in 1976. Since then, it has reportedly become the seminal textbook on psychologically oriented pain management and pain-associated disability, according to a media release from MedRisk.

The updated book, Fordyce’s Behavioral Methods for Chronic Pain and Illness: Republished with Invited Commentaries, came about after Main obtained permission from the Fordyce family to republish the original text. It includes an illustrated biography of Fordyce and 20 chapter-by-chapter commentaries from international experts, discussing research conducted and guidelines developed since the initial publication, per the release.

Main is an expert on the bio-psychosocial approach to pain management and managing pain in the workplace and a former (and recently emeritus) professor of clinical psychology at Keele University in Staffordshire, Great Britain. He has served on MedRisk’s ISAB since 1999, the release continues.

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[Source(s): MedRisk, Business Wire]