Association of catastrophizing with interleukin-6 responses to acute pain.

@article{Edwards2008AssociationOC,
  title={Association of catastrophizing with interleukin-6 responses to acute pain.},
  author={Robert F R Edwards and Tarek Kronfli and Jennifer A. Haythornthwaite and Michael Thomas Smith and Lynanne McGuire and Gayle Giboney Page},
  journal={Pain},
  year={2008},
  volume={140 1},
  pages={135-44}
}
Catastrophizing exerts its deleterious effects on pain via multiple pathways, and some researchers have reported that high levels of catastrophizing are associated with enhanced physiological reactivity to painful stimulation. In this project, 42 generally healthy adults underwent a series of psychophysical pain testing procedures assessing responses to noxious mechanical, heat, and cold stimuli. Pain catastrophizing cognitions were assessed prior to and then immediately after the various pain… CONTINUE READING