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Neuroinflammatory mechanisms linking pain and depression
Depression and chronic pain have been estimated to co-occur in up to 80% of patients suffering from these disorders, with this co-morbidity being more disabling and more expensive to both patients and society than either ...
The role of the brain's endocannabinoid system in pain and its modulation by stress
Stress has a complex, bidirectional modulatory influence on pain. Stress may either reduce (stress-induced analgesia) or exacerbate (stress-induced hyperalgesia) pain depending on the nature, duration, and intensity of the ...
Supraspinal transient receptor potential subfamily V member 1 (TRPV1) in pain and psychiatric disorders
The transient receptor potential subfamily V member 1 (TRPV1) belongs to the diverse transient receptor potential (TRP) family of cation channels. It was first characterized in primary afferent fibres as a receptor for ...