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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Gündel, H; Valet, M; Sorg, C; Huber, D; Zimmer, C; Sprenger, T; Tölle, TR 
Title:
Altered cerebral response to noxious heat stimulation in patients with somatoform pain disorder. 
Abstract:
Idiopathic chronic pain conditions with a mismatch between anatomical abnormalities and symptoms can be categorized as somatoform pain disorder according to the DSM-IV criteria. A dysfunction of pain processing circuits has been suggested as one underlying pathophysiological factor. There is accumulating evidence for a crucial role of affect regulating brain structures such as the medial frontal cortex in this context. We investigated the cerebral processing of noxious heat stimuli as objective...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Pain 
Year:
2008 
Journal volume:
137 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
413-21 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0304-3959 
TUM Institution:
Neurologische Klinik und Poliklinik; r Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie; r Neuroradiologie