Somatoform dissociation and somatosensory amplification are differentially associated with attention to the tactile modality following exposure to body-related stimuli.

@article{Brown2007SomatoformDA,
  title={Somatoform dissociation and somatosensory amplification are differentially associated with attention to the tactile modality following exposure to body-related stimuli.},
  author={Richard J. Brown and Ellen Poliakoff and Matthew A Kirkman},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  year={2007},
  volume={62 2},
  pages={159-65}
}
OBJECTIVE Body-focused attention is regarded as an important maintaining factor for somatoform illness, although there is limited empirical evidence pertaining to this hypothesis. This study was conducted to assess whether individual differences in somatoform dissociation and somatosensory amplification were associated with biased attention towards the tactile modality, particularly following exposure to threatening body-related stimuli. METHODS Forty-eight nonclinical participants completed… CONTINUE READING

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