Nocebo hyperalgesia: how anxiety is turned into pain

@article{Colloca2007NoceboHH,
  title={Nocebo hyperalgesia: how anxiety is turned into pain},
  author={L. Colloca and F. Benedetti},
  journal={Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={20},
  pages={435–439}
}
  • L. Colloca, F. Benedetti
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
  • Purpose of review Nocebo hyperalgesia is a phenomenon that is opposite to placebo analgesia and whereby expectation of pain increase plays a crucial role. In recent times, both the neuroanatomical and the neurochemical bases of the nocebo effect and of nocebo-related effects have begun to be explored. Here, we highlight recent advances in our understanding of the neurobiology of the nocebo hyperalgesic effect. Recent findings A typical nocebo hyperalgesic response occurs following the… CONTINUE READING
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