Can conscious guilt feelings incite nocebo pain?


TÜRKARSLAN K. K. , CANEL ÇINARBAŞ D.

AGRI-THE JOURNAL OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF ALGOLOGY, vol.32, no.3, pp.128-139, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/agri.2020.99710
  • Journal Name: AGRI-THE JOURNAL OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF ALGOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.128-139
  • Keywords: Expectation, guilt, headache, nocebo effect, punishment, HUMAN ANTERIOR CINGULATE, SOCIAL EXCLUSION, NEGATIVE AFFECT, PLACEBO, PSYCHOPATHOLOGY, HYPERALGESIA, SYMPTOMS, EMOTION, HURT

Abstract

Objectives: Psychodynamically, chronic pain problems with no organic cause have been conceptualized as a punishment through physical pain for guilt feelings. This study aimed to investigate the effects of conscious guilt feelings on nocebo pain responses and whether the resultant nocebo pain would affect conscious guilt feelings in the form of expiation through the pain.