Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Pain in psychosis

After browsing through the abstracts of over 400 articles (and, of course, only really scan through the abstracts with the key words pain and schizophrenia highlighted), I found two articles which provided reviews on pain perception in psychotic patients....

Hypoalgesia in schizophrenia is independent of antipsychotic drugs: a systematic quantitative review of experimental studies. (Potvin & Marchand, 2008)

Pain Insensitivity in Schizophrenia: Trait or State Marker? (Singh, Giles, & Nasrallah, 2006)
http://journals.lww.com/practicalpsychiatry/pages/articleviewer.aspx?year=2006&issue=03000&article=00004&type=abstract (sorry for the long link)

The references used in these two articles would be a good starting point for whoever interested in research concerning the perception of pain in patients with psychotic symptoms.

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