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Stress Levels, Pain Intensity and the Role of Mindfulness Training in Women with Fibromyalgia

Bergenheim and colleagues examined how pain and other health-related measures changed over 10 to 12 years in 126 women with fibromyalgia (FM) or Chronic Widespread […]

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Mindfulness Training for Postherpetic Neuralgia

Herpes zoster (HZ) is viral infection that occurs with reactivation of the varicella zoster virus.1,2 Although symptoms of HZ typically resolve within 2 to 4 […]

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Mindfulness Training for Child Birth Preparation

Childbirth fear is associated with lower labor pain tolerance and worse postpartum adjustment.1,2 In addition, psychological distress during pregnancy is associated with adverse consequences in […]

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Meditation Decreases Physiological Markers of Stress

The growing popularity of meditation training to manage stress has contributed to a growing interest in the physiological mechanisms by which meditation may influence the […]

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Distinct Brain Systems Mediate Nociceptive Input and Self-Regulation on Pain

Woo and colleagues asked the question: Does cognitive self-regulation influence the pain experience by modulating representations of nociceptive stimuli in the brain or does it […]

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MBSR for Patients with Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Chronic distal symmetrical polyneuropathy is a common long-term complication of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.1 In addition, it is estimated that 15–20% of […]

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Chronic Psychological Stress Impairs Muscle Recovery Following Resistance Training

In a study examining the role of chronic mental stress in the recovery of muscle function and somatic sensations following resistance exercise, 31 undergraduate students […]

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Pain, the Amygdala and Mindfulness

The amygdala is a component of the limbic system and plays a central role in attaching emotional-affective content to sensory input.1,2 The amygdala is active […]

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Stress Weakens Prefrontal Cortex Networks

The prefrontal cortex (PFC) plays a central role in our cognitive abilities, including generating thoughts, modulating attention, regulating emotions and initiating actions.1,2 In addition, the […]

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Stress Amplifies Negative Effects of Pain on Hippocampal Neurogenesis

Many patients with chronic pain can suffer with anxiety and depression as well as learning and memory impairments. The hippocampus is a brain area that […]

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