Pain pp 101-104 | Cite as

Psychological Determinants in Chronic Pain

  • Anita Violon
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica Supplementum book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 38)


Pain is undoubtedly one of the most puzzling problems in Medicine. It is indeed a common experience for each human being, but nobody however, scientist or practi-tioner, could until now give a universally acceptable definition of pain.


Chronic Pain Cluster Headache Pain Patient Pain Behavior Facial Pain 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Bond MR (1976) Pain and personality in cancer patients. In: Bonica JJ, Albe-Fessard D (eds) Advances in pain research and therapy, vol 1. Raven Press, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Craig KD (1980) Ontogenic and cultural influences on the expression of pain in man. In: Kosterlitz HW, Terenius LY (eds) Pain and society. Dalhem Konferenzen. Verlag Chemie Gmbh, WeinheimGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Engel GL (1959) Psychogenic pain and the pain-prone patient. Am J Med 26: 899 - 918PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Fordyce WE (1976) Behavioral methods for chronic pain illness. The CV Mosby Company, Saint-LouisGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Fordyce WE (1978) Learning processes in pain. In: Sternbach RA (ed) The psychology of pain. Raven Press, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Fordyce WE (1980) A behavioral perspective on chronic pain. In: Ng LKY, Bonica JJ (eds) Pain discomfort and humanitarian care. Elsevier, North HollandGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Melzack R (1973) The puzzle of pain. Penguin education, EnglandGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Merskey H, Spear FG (1967) Pain: psychological and psychiatric aspects. Baillière, Tindall and Cassell, LondonGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Sternbach RA, Wolf SR, Murphy RW, Akeson WH (1973) Aspects of chronic low-back pain. Psychosomatics 52 - 56Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Szasz TS (1957) Pain and pleasure. A study of bodily feelings. Tavistock Publications, LondonGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Violon A (1973) Pain as a disease: psychological investigation. Headache 13: 1, 25 - 28PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    Violon A (1980) The onset of facial pain. A psychological study. Psychot Psychosom 34: 11 - 16CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    Violon A (1982) The process involved in becoming a chronic pain patient. In: Roy R, Tunks E (eds). Chronic pain: psychosocial factors in rehabilitation, rehabilitation medicine library. Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, MarylandGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    Violon A, Giurgea D (1984) Familial models for chronic pain. Pain 18: 199 - 203PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. 15.
    Violon A (1985) The family and chronic pain. Int J Fam Therapy 7 (4): 235 - 246CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anita Violon
    • 1
  1. 1.Neurological DepartmentHôpital Saint-PierreBruxellesBelgium

Personalised recommendations