psychosomatic pain

psychosomatic pain

Etymology: Gk, psyche, mind, soma, body; L, poena, penalty
pain that is caused in part by psychological factors.
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2014; Okifuji & Turk, 2014; Thomas & Locke, 2010; Turk & Gatchel, 2002; Turk & Melzack, 2011), and in psychosomatic pain complaints in children (Coulacoglou et al.
By this age, the body runs out of room to hide away its stresses, which then show up as depression, anxiety, psychosomatic pain and other illnesses.
In Part Two pain syndromes are covered in nine chapters, including the 'locomotor system', visceral, neuropathic and psychosomatic pain syndromes.
Whether chronic pain induces clinical depression or depression initiates psychosomatic pain (through physiological mechanisms) is difficult to prove.
Topics include the need for a paradigm shift in research methods, social work intervention in psychosomatic pain disorders, the clinical social work research process, value clarification, the impact of child mental health orientations on school teachers, research ethics, social work research curricula in American universities, development of interest in research amongst social work trainees, content analysis, computer-assisted quanititative data analysis and interpretation, research in correctional social work and social work intervention, significance of social work training in human resources personnel, qualitative research, case study methods, and field action projects.
It is unethical to exclude all organic pathologies and to conjure up a diagnosis of psychogenic pain, psychosomatic pain, somatic pain, etc.
Rubin on psychosomatic pain (1) quoted a study (2) in which it was found that "college students with chronic pain yielded a history of abuse (physical and/or sexual) in 43.
Sarno's concept of tension myositis syndrome, which begins with narcissistic rage and runs through the pathophysiologic steps noted above, can account for a wide variety of psychosomatic pain problems.
So, one must logically ask: "Based on phenomena of referred pain, poorly localized pain, vagueness of pain, unreliability of quantification, variation in perception, presence of pain, vagueness of pain, unreliability of quantification, variation in perception, presence of psychosomatic pain and people who lie about pain, how accurate can a patient's self-reports of pain be used as evidence or scientific criterion for the study of temporomandibular disorder?
Psychosomatic pain is not unusual in children, and it is important to make that diagnosis, when appropriate, to avoid unnecessary medical intervention.