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The influence of negative emotions on pain: behavioural effects and neural mechanisms

Abstract:

The idea that pain can lead to feelings of frustration, worry, anxiety and depression seems obvious, particularly if it is of a chronic nature. However, there is also evidence for the reverse causal relationship in which negative mood and emotion can lead to pain or exacerbate it. Here, we review findings from studies on the modulation of pain by experimentally induced mood changes and clinical mood disorders. We discuss possible neural mechanisms underlying this modulatory influence focusing...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Clinical Neurology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Anaesthetics,Nuffield Department of
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
NeuroImage Journal website
Volume:
47
Issue:
3
Pages:
987-994
Publication date:
2009-09-05
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ISSN:
10538119
URN:
uuid:6ae84294-7cc0-4f07-86ae-77c6fa21fde9
Local pid:
ora:5373
Language:
English
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