Anger and pain sensitivity in chronic low back pain patients and pain-free controls: the role of endogenous opioids.

@article{Bruehl2002AngerAP,
  title={Anger and pain sensitivity in chronic low back pain patients and pain-free controls: the role of endogenous opioids.},
  author={Stephen P. Bruehl and John W. Burns and Ok Yung Chung and Pamela P. Ward and Benjamin A Johnson},
  journal={Pain},
  year={2002},
  volume={99 1-2},
  pages={223-33}
}
The experience of anger (i.e. trait anger) and anger management style (i.e. anger-in, anger-out) are related to sensitivity to acute and chronic pain stimuli, although underlying mechanisms are unknown. This study tested whether anger variables are associated with impaired endogenous opioid antinociceptive activity, and whether these relationships differed… CONTINUE READING