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Implication de la capacité de contrôle cognitif dans l'expérience de la douleur [Implication of cognitive control capacity in pain experience]

Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 10, no. 436, p. 1378-1381
Publication date2014
Abstract

Chronic pain is often associated with several symptoms in various areas such as depression, irritability, attentional difficulties, or interpersonal distress. Evidence suggests that these comorbidities may be explained by a limited capacity of individuals to exert cognitive control on thoughts, emotions, or behaviors. A decrease of this capacity of control could contribute to the development and maintenance of chronic pain and its associated symptoms. Benefits of the cognitive-behavioral therapy in the treatment of chronic pain may be explained by learning efficient and less costly pain coping strategies in terms of cognitive control capacity.

Keywords
  • Adaptation, Psychological/physiology
  • Chronic Pain/psychology
  • Cognition/physiology
  • Homeostasis
  • Humans
  • Self Efficacy
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SILVESTRINI, Nicolas. Implication de la capacité de contrôle cognitif dans l’expérience de la douleur [Implication of cognitive control capacity in pain experience]. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2014, vol. 10, n° 436, p. 1378–1381.
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