Fibromyalgia pain and its modulation by hypnotic and non-hypnotic suggestion: an fMRI analysis.

Eur J Pain. 2009 May;13(5):542-50. doi: 10.1016/j.ejpain.2008.06.010. Epub 2008 Jul 23. Fibromyalgia pain and its modulation by hypnotic and non-hypnotic suggestion: an fMRI analysis. Derbyshire SW1, Whalley MG, Oakley DA. Author information Abstract The neuropsychological status of pain conditions such as fibromyalgia, commonly categorized as ‘psychosomatic’ or ‘functional’ disorders, remains controversial. Activation of brain structures dependent upon subjective alterations of fibromyalgia pain experience could provide an insight into the underlying neuropsychological processes. Suggestion following a hypnotic induction can readily modulate the subjective experience of pain. It is unclear whether suggestion without hypnosis is equally effective. To explore these and related …

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