The Impact of Emotion-Related Autonomic Nervous System Responsiveness on Pain Sensitivity in Female Patients With Fibromyalgia

@article{Middendorp2013TheIO,
  title={The Impact of Emotion-Related Autonomic Nervous System Responsiveness on Pain Sensitivity in Female Patients With Fibromyalgia},
  author={H. van Middendorp and M. Lumley and J. Houtveen and J. Jacobs and J. Bijlsma and R. Geenen},
  journal={Psychosomatic Medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={75},
  pages={765–773}
}
  • H. van Middendorp, M. Lumley, +3 authors R. Geenen
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Objective Patients with fibromyalgia have shown hyporeactive autonomic nervous system (ANS) responses to physical stressors, augmented pain to ANS changes, and heightened negative emotions, which can increase pain. This study examined ANS reactivity to negative emotions and its association with pain in fibromyalgia and control participants. Methods Sixty-two women with fibromyalgia and 59 women in a control group recalled neutral, and anger- and sadness-eliciting experiences while ANS activity… CONTINUE READING
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