Aftermath of sexual abuse history on adult patients suffering from chronic functional pain syndromes: an fMRI pilot study.

@article{NollHussong2010AftermathOS,
  title={Aftermath of sexual abuse history on adult patients suffering from chronic functional pain syndromes: an fMRI pilot study.},
  author={Michael Noll-Hussong and Alexander Otti and Leonhard L{\"a}er and Afra M. Wohlschl{\"a}ger and C Zimmer and Claas Lahmann and Peter Henningsen and Thomas R. T{\"o}lle and Harald Guendel},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  year={2010},
  volume={68 5},
  pages={483-7}
}
OBJECTIVE This preliminary study investigates the neural substrates of empathy-induced pain in multisomatoform pain patients "with vs. without" a history of sexual abuse during childhood. METHODS Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and behavioral measurements, we compared eight abused with eight nonabused patients using an established empathy-for-pain paradigm. RESULTS Higher activations in left lateral and medial superior frontal gyrus as well as a nonsignificant activation… CONTINUE READING

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