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The Brain and Chronic pain


Pridmore, S and Samilowitz, H and Oberoi, G, The Brain and Chronic pain, The German Journal of Psychiatry, 6, (1) pp. 8-15. ISSN 1433-1055 (2003) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]


Objective: To review investigations into an association between brain changes and chronic pain; to synthesize the findings in the hope of generating interest among psychiatrists and casting some light on the road ahead. Conclusions: There is good evidence that chronic pain is associated with changes in brain function. It is possible that these brain changes compound chronic pain and future agents may be able to prevent such complications. Psychiatrists have knowledge of the brain and brain active medication, and are well placed to contribute to the field of pain medicine.

Item Details

Item Type:Professional, Non Refereed Article
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Mental health services
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Mental health
UTAS Author:Pridmore, S (Professor Saxby Pridmore)
ID Code:27033
Year Published:2003
Deposited By:Psychiatry
Deposited On:2003-08-01
Last Modified:2003-11-26

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