Effects of stress on pain threshold and tolerance in children with recurrent abdominal pain

  title={Effects of stress on pain threshold and tolerance in children with recurrent abdominal pain},
  author={Lynette Marie Dufton and Brian S Konik and Richard B. Colletti and Catherine Stanger and Bruce E Compas},
Models of stress-induced hyperalgesia state that exposure to stress can exaggerate subsequent pain experiences. Studies using both animal and human subjects have shown evidence for hyperalgesia as a function of stress [e.g., Jorum E. Analgesia or hyperalgesia following stress correlates with emotional behavior in rats. Pain 1988;32:341-48; Peckerman A, Hurwitz BE, Saab PG, Llabre MM, McCabe PM, Schneiderman N. Stimulus dimensions of the cold pressor test and the associated patterns of… CONTINUE READING
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