The role of prior pain experience and expectancy in psychologically and physically induced pain.

@article{Bayer1998TheRO,
  title={The role of prior pain experience and expectancy in psychologically and physically induced pain.},
  author={Timothy L. Bayer and John H. Coverdale and Elizabeth Chiang and Mark E Bangs},
  journal={Pain},
  year={1998},
  volume={74 2-3},
  pages={327-31}
}
Cognitive theories regarding symptom formation suggest that environmental factors such as warnings of impending pain and earlier experiences with pain can lead to a cognitive schema in which pain is selectively monitored. This study evaluated the role of prior experience with pain in the development of expectancy induced somatoform pain. Subjects from two experimental groups were connected to a sham stimulator and told to expect a headache. One of these groups, the physical stimulation first… CONTINUE READING