Sex differences in perceived pain are affected by an anxious brain

@article{Goffaux2011SexDI,
  title={Sex differences in perceived pain are affected by an anxious brain},
  author={Philippe Goffaux and Karine Michaud and Janou Gaudreau and Philippe Chalaye and Serge Marchand},
  journal={PAIN},
  year={2011},
  volume={152},
  pages={2065-2073}
}
  • Philippe Goffaux, Karine Michaud, +2 authors Serge Marchand
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • PAIN
  • Summary Sex differences in perceived pain are dependent on trait but not state anxiety, and are associated with variations in cortical but not spinal activity. ABSTRACT Decades of research confirm that women have greater pain sensitivity than men. Women also show greater overall anxiety sensitivity than men. Given these differences, we hypothesized that sex differences in anxiety would explain sex differences in experienced pain and physiological responses to pain (at both spinal and cortical… CONTINUE READING

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