Mental Health and Pain

Somatic and Psychiatric Components of Pain in Mental Health

  • Serge Marchand
  • Djéa Saravane
  • Isabelle Gaumond

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Serge Marchand, Djéa Saravane, Isabelle Gaumond
    Pages 1-2
  3. Djéa Saravane
    Pages 3-13
  4. Serge Marchand
    Pages 15-31
  5. Philippe Goffaux, Guillaume Léonard, Mylène Lévesque
    Pages 33-45
  6. Adrianna Mendrek, Serge Marchand, Isabelle Gaumond
    Pages 47-80
  7. Alain Vanasse, Mireille Courteau, Josiane Courteau, Nathalie Carrier
    Pages 81-97
  8. Stefan Gebhardt, Stefan Lautenbacher
    Pages 99-117
  9. Joel Katz, M. Gabrielle Pagé, Samantha Fashler, Brittany N. Rosenbloom, Gordon J. G. Asmundson
    Pages 119-155
  10. Sylvain Grignon, Katherine Stavro, Stéphane Potvin
    Pages 157-171
  11. Ellen Matthias, Olga Pollatos
    Pages 173-181
  12. Emilie Olié, Hilario Blasco-Fontecilla, Philippe Courtet
    Pages 183-190
  13. Tim F. Oberlander, Lonnie K. Zeltzer
    Pages 191-209
  14. Katherine Stavro, Stéphane Potvin
    Pages 211-226
  15. Céline Algret, Michelle Pimont, Pierre Beaulieu
    Pages 261-307

About this book


This book proposes a didactic approach to the different aspects of pain in mental health. The various chapters cover the myths, neurophysiology, perception, measurement and management of pain in mental health. The most common problems, including mood disorders, schizophrenia, anxiety, somatoform disorders, and pervasive developmental disorders, are covered. Each chapter addresses the problem of pain by putting an emphasis on the characteristics of different populations of patients suffering from mental illness. The book helps specialists working in different areas of mental health to appreciate the importance of pain problems in mental health, and also offers avenues for the measurement and treatment of pain in these patients.

Mental health and pain are complex issues. They also share certain mutually influential neurophysiological mechanisms, which makes it even more difficult to identify their specific individual characteristics. This duality between the somatic and psychic components can become a pitfall for the specialist in mental health since it can be difficult to disentangle the evolution of a painful condition from the mental illness.


Autism Major Depressive Disorder Mental Health Pain Schizophrenia

Editors and affiliations

  • Serge Marchand
    • 1
  • Djéa Saravane
    • 2
  • Isabelle Gaumond
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre de Recherche Clinique Etienne Le BelSherbrookeCanada
  2. 2.EPS Barthélémy DurandEtampesFrance
  3. 3.Faculté de médecine et CRCELBSherbrookeCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag France 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Paris
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-2-8178-0413-2
  • Online ISBN 978-2-8178-0414-9
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals