Imaging brain mechanisms in chronic visceral pain.

  title={Imaging brain mechanisms in chronic visceral pain.},
  author={Emeran A. Mayer and Arpana Gupta and Lisa A. Kilpatrick and Jui-Yang Hong},
  volume={156 Suppl 1},
Chronic visceral pain syndromes are important clinical problems with largely unmet medical needs. Based on the common overlap with other chronic disorders of visceral or somatic pain, mood and affect, and their responsiveness to centrally targeted treatments, an important role of central nervous system in their pathophysiology is likely. A growing number of brain imaging studies in irritable bowel syndrome, functional dyspepsia, and bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis has identified… CONTINUE READING
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