Neuropathic pain is characterized by both sensory and affective disturbances, supporting the notion that pain and mood disorders share common pathogenetic mechanisms. Moreover, biological and neuroimaging data show that common brain areas are involved in the modulation of painful and emotional experiences. Improved understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying the role of neuroinflammation in regulation of affective behavior in neuropathic pain states is important for the development of novel therapeutic strategies. Psychological issues must be considered a factor influencing treatment and outcome in patients with neuropathic pain.

A Review of the Emotional Aspects of Neuropathic Pain: From Comorbidity to Co-Pathogenesis

Torta, Riccardo;Ieraci, Valentina;Zizzi, Francesca
2017

Abstract

Neuropathic pain is characterized by both sensory and affective disturbances, supporting the notion that pain and mood disorders share common pathogenetic mechanisms. Moreover, biological and neuroimaging data show that common brain areas are involved in the modulation of painful and emotional experiences. Improved understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying the role of neuroinflammation in regulation of affective behavior in neuropathic pain states is important for the development of novel therapeutic strategies. Psychological issues must be considered a factor influencing treatment and outcome in patients with neuropathic pain.
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Molecular mechanisms; Mood disorders; Neuroinflammation; Neuropathic pain; Therapeutic strategies
Torta, Riccardo; Ieraci, Valentina; Zizzi, Francesca
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