When concentrating attention on color images, their transformation was noted, accompanied by a decrease in the intensity of psychogenic pain
up to its complete disappearance.
Above-mentioned study (7) suggested that young children are more likely to have cardiorespiratory problems, and children older than 12 years of age are more likely to have psychogenic pain
The most common incomplete diagnoses were chronic pain of unknown etiology (19), psychogenic pain
(6), and lumbar/sacral pain (16).
syndromes are widespread in today's stressful world, and psychodynamicists should be playing a key role in their treatment.
A thorough history offers a useful clue to psychogenic pain
In other cases, some people are believed to have psychogenic pain
In the only review of antidepressants and nonorganic pain disorders Fishbain and coworkers did a meta-analysis of 11 studies of antidepressants for patients with specific diagnoses of psychogenic pain
and somatoform pain disorder and found that the drugs decreased pain intensity better than placebo, by one standard deviation.
could be the cause when no physiologic or organic basis could be established (Table 1).
In organic pain the aetiology of pain is clearly tissue damage, but psychogenic pain
lacks a clear physical root.
Her condition was subsequently diagnosed as a somatoform disorder with psychogenic pain
secondary to dysthymia, and she was given a prescription of fluoxetine 20 mg daily and clonazepam 1 mg at bedtime for sleep.
A child who appears to suffer from psychogenic pain
should undergo a complete physical examination, including a thorough musculoskeletal and neutologic check, in order to rule out organic disease.
Chronic orofacial pain for which there is no apparent organic basis is often referred to as psychogenic pain
which is charac-terized by severe prolonged pain for which there is psychological involvement rather than a physical ba-sis.