Related StoriesBRCA gene mutations and ovarian malignancy: an interview with Dr Matulonis, Harvard Medical SchoolSurvey displays most males with advanced prostate cancers disregard their symptoms as disease progressesCombatting viral and bacterial lung attacks with volatile anesthetics: an interview with Dr Chakravarthy In her practice, Kelly treats the psychological and social factors in working with individuals with chronic pain. She has made many observations of how women handle pain than men differently. Women tend to focus on the emotional aspects of pain, she said. Men tend to concentrate on the physical sensations they experience. Women who focus on the emotional areas of their pain could actually experience more pain as a result, because the emotions connected with pain are negative possibly.Parents tend to jump in Sometimes. Quite often they don’t mean to take over. They’re just so used to answering questions because they’ve been doing it because you were a kid. If you feel as if you can’t answer a doctor’s questions honestly while someone else is in the area, tell your physician what’s really going on once you’re alone. Many doctors understand that teens need time alone with a health care provider, and many will question parents to give the two of you private time.