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certain signals to the brain -Variability between individuals and
how pain is perceived -There is a neural pain gate
that controls the signals sent
to the brain -Explains the differences in
how pain is perceived -Recognizes the biopsychosocial
factors of how pain is perceived -Importance of context from when people are experiencing the pain leads to anxiety leads to depression back pain migrane/headaches arthritis (degenerative
disease) -Not a valid assumption b/c correlation is low. There is a lot in the psychological level that needs to
be recognized -Reﬂecting a reductionistic approach. The need to reduce everything to a speciﬁc cause -Treatment and studying pain is very difﬁcult, it is hard to be very speciﬁc -Invasive interventions -Can have complic...
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- Winter '13
- Health Psychology