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The Brain and Chronic Pain

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

Abstract

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:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Clinical Sciences
Research Field:Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Mental Health
Author:Pridmore, S (Professor Saxby Pridmore)
ID Code:41464
Year Published:2003
Deposited By:Psychiatry
Deposited On:2007-01-15
Last Modified:2007-01-15
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