Facial affect processing in patients receiving opioid treatment in palliative care: preferential processing of threat in pain catastrophizers.

@article{Carroll2011FacialAP,
  title={Facial affect processing in patients receiving opioid treatment in palliative care: preferential processing of threat in pain catastrophizers.},
  author={Erin A. Carroll and Sunjeev K Kamboj and Laura Conroy and Adrian Tookman and Amanda C. de C. Williams and Louise Jones and Celia J. A. Morgan and H. Valerie Curran},
  journal={Journal of pain and symptom management},
  year={2011},
  volume={41 6},
  pages={975-85}
}
CONTEXT As a multidimensional phenomenon, pain is influenced by various psychological factors. One such factor is catastrophizing, which is associated with higher pain intensity and emotional distress in cancer and noncancer pain. One possibility is that catastrophizing represents a general cognitive style that preferentially supports the processing of… CONTINUE READING