Pain, Emotion and Cognition

A Complex Nexus

  • Gisèle Pickering
  • Stephen Gibson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Nociception, Pain, Emotion and Cognition Interconnections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Valery Legrain, Diana M. Torta
      Pages 3-20
    3. Anne-Françoise Allaz, Christine Cedraschi
      Pages 21-34
    4. Kenneth M. Prkachin, Kimberley A. Kaseweter, M. Erin Browne
      Pages 53-72
  3. Measurement Issues

  4. Management Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Gisèle Pickering, David Lussier
      Pages 137-151
    3. Maureen J. Simmonds, Catherine Ortega, Kent P. Simmonds
      Pages 167-186
  5. Special Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Xaver Fuchs, Robin Bekrater-Bodmann, Herta Flor
      Pages 189-207
    3. Martina Amanzio
      Pages 209-219
    4. Gwenda Engels, Erik Scherder
      Pages 221-229
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 249-250

About this book


This book focuses on the reciprocal interactions between pain, emotion and cognition. International experts report on their findings, clinical experience and the most recent literature on the complex relations between these three domains. Clinical, psychological, behavioral and neuroimaging approaches converge towards aiding patients suffering from pain, cognitive impairment or emotional distress.

Beyond the pathophysiological aspects of pain, difficulties encountered with patients are analyzed and strategies are proposed to optimize treatment, doctor-patient relationships, and patient well-being.

This work will appeal to a broad readership, from clinical medical practitioners to psychologists, nurses and pain specialists.


Cognition Emotion Impairment Interactions Pain Treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Gisèle Pickering
    • 1
  • Stephen Gibson
    • 2
  1. 1.Clinical Pharmacology DepartmentUniversity Hospital CIC Inserm1405Clermont-FerrandFrance
  2. 2.Clinical Research DivisionRoyal Melbourne Hospital National Ageing Research InstituteVictoriaAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-12032-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-12033-1
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