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The Social Regulation of Pain: Autonomic and Neurophysiological Changes Associated With Perceived Threat

Supportive relationships with others have substantial benefits for individuals.11,57 These benefits arise through forms of social support including the structure of one’s social relationships (eg, having intimate relationships with others), or the explicit functions performed by others10 (eg, emotional, economical, informational support). In the context of pain research, literature has largely suggested that social support, in its various forms, has analgesic effects for pain patients7,33,36 as well as in experimental settings with healthy individuals.

The Social Regulation of Pain: Autonomic and Neurophysiological Changes Associated With Perceived Threat

Orginally Published At: Pain Journal

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