Negative affect and the experience of chronic pain.

  title={Negative affect and the experience of chronic pain.},
  author={M E Gaskin and Anthony F. Greene and Michael Edward Robinson and Michael Geisser},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  volume={36 8},
Although it is clear from previous research that pain is associated with negative affect, the relative contribution of specific affective dimensions, e.g. depression, anxiety and anger, to the subjective experience of chronic pain is unclear. The literature is also mixed concerning the relative importance of state versus trait influences in the experience of chronic pain. The present study analyzed the ability of anxiety, anger, and depression (as measured by the State-Trait Personality… CONTINUE READING

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