Pain, Depression, and Anxiety: A Common Language of Human Suffering

  • Tatjana SivikEmail author
  • Matteo Bruscoli


The framework of this chapter is psychosomatological. This represents an attempt to integrate different theoretical approaches, including psychodynamic theories of human development, complex systems theory, psycho-neuro-endocrino-immunology (PNEI), and biosemiotics, in studying the pain-depression-anxiety complex [1].


Chronic Pain Psychosomatic Medicine Allostatic Load Anxiety Disorder Symptom Increase Pain Sensitivity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of General Medicine, Institute of Psychosomatic MedicineUniversity of GöteborgGöteborgSweden
  2. 2.Societa Italina Medicina Psichosomatica, Italy, Affiliated to Institute of Psychosomatic Medicine, SwedenFlorenceItaly

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