Pain and emotion: new research directions.


Journal Article (Review)

Recently, there has been growing interest in the relation between pain and emotion. Numerous recent studies have been conducted in this area. This article provides an introduction to this interesting area by highlighting selected research topics including studies on: stress and pain, negative emotional states and pain, catastrophizing and pain, the fear of pain, emotional regulation processes and pain, the effects of enhancing emotional regulation on pain, and the relation of emotional distress to treatment seeking in persons having pain. The article concludes with a discussion of important directions for future research in this area.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Keefe, FJ; Lumley, M; Anderson, T; Lynch, T; Studts, JL; Carson, KL

Published Date

  • April 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 57 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 587 - 607

PubMed ID

  • 11255208

Pubmed Central ID

  • 11255208

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-9762

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/jclp.1030


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States