Navigation Links
Trying to control pain can be a double-edged sword, say scientists

ain were activated according to whether the volunteer felt in control of the pain. Most important was the anterolateral prefrontal cortex, which is associated with successful coping with feelings of anxiety.

The findings may have implications for future therapeutics, believes Dr Wiech.

"If we were able to stimulate the prefrontal cortex through psychological intervention, medication or some other stimulus, we could help reduce the pain felt by a patient," she says. "However, we are still some way of this."

The team also analysed the subjects' outlook on life, examining whether they felt in control of their own lives. They found that whilst the subjects' outlook did not affect the anterolateral prefrontal cortex when they controlled the stimulus, when they were not able to stop the painful stimulation subjects with no control expectations were better at activating this brain region than those with a strong control belief.

The findings support the practice of "acceptance-based therapy" whereby doctors focus on training patients to cope with the pain rather than attempting to make the pain go away.

"Throughout our lives, we are taught that we should aim to take control of our lives, to get the best job, find the best partner," says Dr Wiech. "But sometimes we should accept what we have and make the most of it. Rather than constantly battling pain, our research supports the view that it is better to provide a patient with the tools to cope with his or her persistent pain."

The findings are welcomed by Pete Moore, lead trainer in pain management for the Expert Patients Programme Community Interest Company.

"This is interesting work by UCL. We have found that many people with pain are over achievers and tend to do more than they have to. This is why when people with persistent pain attend an Expert Patients Programme they are provided with a toolbox of self-management skills to support them to manage th
'"/>

Source:Wellcome Trust


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Ancient olfaction protein is shared by many bugs, offering new pest control target
2. Gene variations explain drug dose required to control seizures
3. U-M scientists find genes that control growth of common skin cancer
4. Scientists discuss improved biopesticides for locust control in West Africa
5. Insight into natural cholesterol control suggests novel cholesterol-lowering therapy
6. To control germs, scientists deploy tiny agents provocateurs
7. Cooperation is key—a new way of looking at MicroRNA and how it controls gene expression
8. Master gene controls healing of skin in fruit flies and mammals
9. Remote control flies? Fly behavior controlled by laser light
10. Internet viruses help ecologists control invasive species
11. DNA constraints control structure of attached macromolecules
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Trying control pain can double edged sword say scientists

(Date:7/10/2014)...  Pomerantz LLP has filed a class action ... "Company")(NYSE-MKT: PVCT) and certain of its officers.  The ... Middle District of Tennessee , ... consisting of all persons or entities who purchased ... 2013 and May 22, 2014, both dates inclusive ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... July 2, 2014 NXT-ID, Inc., (OTCQB: NXTD) a biometric authentication ... Mr. Gino Pereira was interviewed on July 1 ... Tampa Florida . Mr. Pereira discusses the company,s ... Harris and how the Wocket™ aims to replace a ... Cedric Harris tells Gino he has never ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... Fingerprint Cards, (FPC,s) new ... (DW). An Asian OEM has selected FPC1021 for a flagship ... August 2014.   FPC is proud to announce ... planned date for start of mass production in August 2014. ... 5M, for delivery in the first half of July. The ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action against Provectus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. and Certain Officers - PVCT 2SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action against Provectus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. and Certain Officers - PVCT 3Security and Your Money: Tampa Bay Radio Host Cedric Harris Talks to NXT-ID CEO Mr. Gino Pereira about the Wocket Smart Wallet 2Security and Your Money: Tampa Bay Radio Host Cedric Harris Talks to NXT-ID CEO Mr. Gino Pereira about the Wocket Smart Wallet 3Security and Your Money: Tampa Bay Radio Host Cedric Harris Talks to NXT-ID CEO Mr. Gino Pereira about the Wocket Smart Wallet 4FPC Wins DW and Initial Ramp Order for FPC1021 Touch Sensor for Flagship Smartphone from Asian OEM 2
... similar small molecules appear capable of protecting cells ... RELEVANCE: Parkinson,s disease is a neurodegenerative ... movements. There is currently no cure for the ... symptoms, not the disease,s cellular cause. Small ...
... London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC (Dec 28, 2010) ... individual,s identify with political parties , according to an article ... the official journal of the Western Political Science Association (published ... most studied concepts in modern political science. Scholars have long ...
... during early development when future spinal cord cells growing in ... In the Dec. 6 issue of Nature Cell Biology ... team with colleagues at the University of California, Berkeley to ... spinal cord development, a discovery that opens new doors for ...
Cached Biology News:Small molecules found to protect cells in multiple models of Parkinson's disease 2Small molecules found to protect cells in multiple models of Parkinson's disease 31 step closer to closure 2
(Date:7/10/2014)... Faso (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 ... today have access to an additional family planning ... access to contraception at all levels of the ... lower-dose formulation of a widely used contraceptive—Pfizer’s Depo-Provera® ... , Burkina Faso is the first of four ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 ... a family closer together. The Archer Family purchased ... information contained within DNA, but ended up with a ... surprising discoveries contained within the family members’ DNA genuinely ... family had decided to search deeper into genetic history ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... , July 10, 2014  Franciscan St. ... of capnography for respiratory monitoring outside the ... healthcare leaders in embracing state-of-the-art patient safety ... patients are breathing and can alert medical ... measuring the amount of carbon dioxide the ...
(Date:7/10/2014)...   Ceres, Inc . (Nasdaq: CERE ... financial results for the three months ended May 31, ... Ceres reported that the company and its customers ... season in Brazil, which concluded in June, despite dry ... areas for part of the growing season. Yields of ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Injectable Contraceptive Launched in Burkina Faso to Expand Choice and Address Unmet Need 2Injectable Contraceptive Launched in Burkina Faso to Expand Choice and Address Unmet Need 3Injectable Contraceptive Launched in Burkina Faso to Expand Choice and Address Unmet Need 4Injectable Contraceptive Launched in Burkina Faso to Expand Choice and Address Unmet Need 5Injectable Contraceptive Launched in Burkina Faso to Expand Choice and Address Unmet Need 6Ancestry DNA Test Reveals a Controversial and Undiscovered Family History 2Ancestry DNA Test Reveals a Controversial and Undiscovered Family History 3Ancestry DNA Test Reveals a Controversial and Undiscovered Family History 4Ancestry DNA Test Reveals a Controversial and Undiscovered Family History 5Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point Underscores Patient Safety Commitment Through Expanded Use of Capnography 2Ceres Announces Fiscal Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 2Ceres Announces Fiscal Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 3Ceres Announces Fiscal Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 4Ceres Announces Fiscal Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 5Ceres Announces Fiscal Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 6Ceres Announces Fiscal Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 7Ceres Announces Fiscal Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 8Ceres Announces Fiscal Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 9
... RIDGE, Tenn., Feb. 4, 2010 -- Four Oak Ridge ... will receive five-year research grants as part of the ... The $85 million program, funded under the American Recovery ... is designed to support exceptional researchers during the crucial ...
... , ... and HEALTHeCAREERS Network , leading employment communities for ... career sites recently recognized by recruiters and job seekers. , ... ) , The same audiences have chosen Hcareers for the ...
... ... Opportunities and Challenges of Maize Cultivation Under Dry Conditions , ... Bordeaux, France (Vocus) February 4, 2010 -- ... develop drought-tolerant crops, which will play a major role in sustainably increasing agricultural productivity, ...
Cached Biology Technology:4 ORNL researchers selected for Recovery Act early career funds 24 ORNL researchers selected for Recovery Act early career funds 3Industry Web Sites Continue to Win Online Award 2Industry Web Sites Continue to Win Online Award 3DuPont Leader: Drought-Tolerant Crops Developed Through Modern Breeding are Key to Sustainably Increasing Grain Production 2
Non-Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Sampler Kit 10 mu g each...
... phase reagent for Virus ... & unique water insoluble ... detergents and chaotropes; Engineered ... non-envelop viruses while preserving ...
PKA Sampler Kit 10 mu g each...
Rabbit polyclonal to BCA1 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Generated using E.coli expressed mouse BCA1. Entrez GeneID: 10563 SWISS Protein ID: O43927...
Biology Products: