Discrimination of idiopathic pain syndromes from neurogenic pain syndromes and healthy volunteers by means of clinical rating, personality traits, monoamine metabolites in CSF, serum cortisol, platelet MAO and urinary melatonin

@article{Knorring1986DiscriminationOI,
  title={Discrimination of idiopathic pain syndromes from neurogenic pain syndromes and healthy volunteers by means of clinical rating, personality traits, monoamine metabolites in CSF, serum cortisol, platelet MAO and urinary melatonin},
  author={Lars von Knorring and B{\'e}la G. L. Almay and Jan H{\"a}ggendal and Folke Johansson and Lars Oreland and Lennart Wetterberg},
  journal={European archives of psychiatry and neurological sciences},
  year={1986},
  volume={236},
  pages={131-138}
}
The aim of the present study was to investigate the discriminative power of a series of variables (including determination of depressive symptomatology by means of a visual analogue scale, determination of personality traits by means of the Karolinska Scales of Personality, determination of monoamine metabolites in CSF, platelet MAO activities, serum cortisol before and after dexamethasone suppression and urinary melatonin) in differentiating (a) chronic pain patients from healthy subjects, and… CONTINUE READING

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