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Examining the Role and Neurophysiological Mechanisms of Social Support in Pain Experience

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posted on 30.05.2019 by Xianwei Che
Social support plays a role in pain experience, however, this effect is context-dependent. The findings presented here suggest that social support generally has a protective effect on pain, particularly when it is clearly expressed by a significant other. In addition, the analgesic influence of social support may be associated with the buffering of neurophysiological stress systems to pain, impacting on the integration and gating of pain signals. It is hoped that this body of work will contribute to the understanding of the effects and potential mechanisms of social support in pain.

History

Principal supervisor

Bernadette Fitzgibbon

Additional supervisor 1

Robin Cash

Additional supervisor 2

Paul Fitzgerald

Year of Award

2019

Department, School or Centre

Central Clinical School

Additional Institution or Organisation

Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc)

Campus location

Australia

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences

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