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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321532/neural-measures-of-the-role-of-affective-prosody-in-empathy-for-pain
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Federica Meconi, Mattia Doro, Arianna Schiano Lomoriello, Giulia Mastrella, Paola Sessa
Emotional communication often needs the integration of affective prosodic and semantic components from speech and the speaker's facial expression. Affective prosody may have a special role by virtue of its dual-nature; pre-verbal on one side and accompanying semantic content on the other. This consideration led us to hypothesize that it could act transversely, encompassing a wide temporal window involving the processing of facial expressions and semantic content expressed by the speaker. This would allow powerful communication in contexts of potential urgency such as witnessing the speaker's physical pain...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298187/evaluating-differential-effects-of-specific-pain-dismissal-interactions-with-physicians
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Amy C Lang, Eva C Igler, Ellen K Defenderfer, Julia Uihlein, Chasity T Brimeyer, W Hobart Davies
OBJECTIVES: Over 40% of adolescents with chronic pain report experiencing pain dismissal, which is a response from another individual that is perceived as diminishing, denying, or disbelieving an individual's report of pain. Pain dismissal by physicians often leaves patients feeling discredited, which may discourage them from seeking and receiving proper treatment for their pain. The purpose of this study was to investigate how the four most commonly reported types of physician pain dismissal differentially affect individuals' reactions...
January 2, 2018: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258849/the-good-the-bad-and-the-suffering-transient-emotional-episodes-modulate-the-neural-circuits-of-pain-and-empathy
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Emilie Qiao-Tasserit, Corrado Corradi-Dell'Acqua, Patrik Vuilleumier
People's sensitivity to first-hand pain is affected by their ongoing emotions, with positive states (joy, amusement) exerting analgesic-like effects, and negative states (sadness, fear) often enhancing the subjective experience. It is however less clear how empathetic responses to others' pain are affected by one's own emotional state. Following embodied accounts that posit a shared representational code between self and others' states, it is plausible that pain empathy might be influenced by emotions in the same way as first-hand pain...
December 16, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214129/using-multiple-exemplar-training-to-teach-empathy-skills-to-children-with-autism
#4
Maithri Sivaraman
The purpose of the study was to use multiple exemplar training to teach empathetic responding to two children with autism. Three emotions-happiness, frustration and sadness/pain-were chosen for this purpose. Treatment consisted of verbal prompting and reinforcement of empathetic responses. Four experimenter-defined categories with discriminative stimuli were used for each emotion. The multiple exemplar component of the model consisted of teaching responses in the presence of several discriminative stimuli drawn from the predefined categories for each emotion delivered by two persons across two environments...
December 2017: Behavior Analysis in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209256/low-mood-leads-to-increased-empathic-distress-at-seeing-others-pain
#5
Yuan Cao, Genevieve Dingle, Gary C K Chan, Ross Cunnington
Previous studies have shown changes in empathy in patients with depression, including an elevated level of trait personal distress. This study examined if low mood causes changes in self-reported empathic distress when seeing others in pain. To test this, we conducted an initial (n = 26) and close replication study (n = 46) in which sad mood was induced in healthy participants (overall mean age M = 21, SD = 5, range = 18-41 years). Participants viewed and rated video stimuli inferring pain experienced by other people...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200428/low-empathy-like-behaviour-in-male-mice-associates-with-impaired-sociability-emotional-memory-physiological-stress-reactivity-and-variations-in-neurobiological-regulations
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Giovanni Laviola, Francesca Zoratto, Danilo Ingiosi, Valentina Carito, Damien Huzard, Marco Fiore, Simone Macrì
Deficits in empathy have been proposed to constitute a hallmark of several psychiatric disturbances like conduct disorder, antisocial and narcissistic personality disorders. Limited sensitivity to punishment, shallow or deficient affect and reduced physiological reactivity to environmental stressors have been often reported to co-occur with limited empathy and contribute to the onset of antisocial phenotypes. Empathy in its simplest form (i.e. emotional contagion) is addressed in preclinical models through the evaluation of the social transmission of emotional states: mice exposed to a painful stimulus display a higher response if in the presence of a familiar individual experiencing a higher degree of discomfort, than in isolation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175382/the-influence-of-social-threat-on-pain-aggression-and-empathy-in-women
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Kai Karos, Ann Meulders, Liesbet Goubert, Johan W S Vlaeyen
Only one published study has investigated the effect of a threatening social context on the perception and expression of pain, demonstrating that social threat leads to increased pain reports but reduced non-verbal pain expression. The current study aimed to replicate and extend these findings to further explore the effects of a threatening social context. Healthy, female participants (N = 71) received 10 electrocutaneous stimuli delivered by a confederate. They were led to believe that the confederate was requested to administer 10 painful stimuli (control group) or that the confederate deliberately chose to deliver 10 painful stimuli when given the choice to deliver between 1 to 10 painful stimuli (social threat group)...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140917/medical-trainees-experiences-of-treating-people-with-chronic-pain-a-lost-opportunity-for-medical-education
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Kathleen Rice, Jae Eun Ryu, Cynthia Whitehead, Joel Katz, Fiona Webster
PURPOSE: Evidence suggests that physicians' opinions about chronic pain patients become progressively negative over the course of medical training, leading to a decline in empathy for these patients. Few qualitative studies have focused on this issue and thus the experiences shaping this process remain unexplored. This study addressed how medical trainees learn about chronic pain management through informal and formal curricula. METHOD: This study adopted a descriptive qualitative interview-based approach informed by the theoretical lens of the hidden curriculum...
November 14, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102786/social-interaction-with-a-cagemate-in-pain-increases-allogrooming-and-induces-pain-hypersensitivity-in-the-observer-rats
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Yun-Fei Lu, Bo Ren, Bin-Fang Ling, Jing Zhang, Chen Xu, Zhen Li
Empathy, which is a highly cognitive and emotional process, is the ability to share the emotional states of others. Empathy has also been observed in rodents. The empathic sharing of the distressful experience of a conspecific can even motivate altruistic behaviors, which are critical for survival. However, previous studies investigating empathy or prosocial behaviors in rodents mainly employed fearful or other stressful stimuli to elicit emotional changes; whether pain empathy can also motivate prosocial behaviors has yet to be investigated...
January 1, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101130/examining-the-effects-of-enhanced-provider-patient-communication-on-postoperative-tonsillectomy-pain-protocol-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial-performed-by-nurses-in-daily-clinical-care
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Liesbeth M van Vliet, Sandra van Dulmen, Bram Thiel, Gerard W van Deelen, Stephanie Immerzeel, Marc B Godfried, Jozien M Bensing
INTRODUCTION: Placebo effects (true biopsychological effects not attributable to the active ingredients of medical technical interventions) can be attributed to several mechanisms, such as expectancy manipulation and empathy manipulation elicited by a provider's communication. So far, effects have primarily been shown in laboratory settings. The aim of this study is to determine the separate and combined effects of expectancy manipulation and empathy manipulation during preoperative and postoperative tonsillectomy analgesia care on clinical adult patients' outcomes...
November 3, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055680/oxytocin-increases-attention-to-the-eyes-and-selectively-enhances-self-reported-affective-empathy-for-fear
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Kelly Hubble, Katie Daughters, Antony S R Manstead, Aled Rees, Anita Thapar, Stephanie H M van Goozen
Oxytocin (OXT) has previously been implicated in a range of prosocial behaviors such as trust and emotion recognition. Nevertheless, recent studies have questioned the evidence for this link. In addition, there has been relatively little conclusive research on the effect of OXT on empathic ability and such studies as there are have not examined the mechanisms through which OXT might affect empathy, or whether OXT selectively facilitates empathy for specific emotions. In the current study, we used eye-tracking to assess attention to socially relevant information while participants viewed dynamic, empathy-inducing video clips, in which protagonists expressed sadness, happiness, pain or fear...
October 18, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037252/experiences-of-midwives-on-pharmacological-and-non-pharmacological-labour-pain-management-in-ghana
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Lydia Aziato, Abigail A Kyei, Godsway Deku
BACKGROUND: Due to the debilitating effects of severe labour pains, labour pain management continues to be an important subject that requires much attention. Thus, this study sought to gain a detailed insight into the experiences of midwives on pharmacological and non-pharmacological labour pain management strategies in a resource limited clinical context. METHODS: A descriptive exploratory qualitative design was adopted for this study which allowed in-depth follow-up of the midwives' comments resulting in a full understanding of emerging findings...
October 16, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035178/patient-perspectives-on-communication-with-primary-care-physicians-about-chronic-low-back-pain
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Sarah Evers, Clarissa Hsu, Karen J Sherman, Ben Balderson, Rene Hawkes, Georgie Brewer, Anne-Marie La Porte, John Yeoman, Dan Cherkin
OBJECTIVES: Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is a common health problem with challenges for providing satisfactory care. This study was undertaken to identify opportunities to improve key aspects of physicians' communications with CLBP-affected patients. METHODS: A series of 3 focus groups, each with 7 to 11 patients with CLBP, were recruited from primary care settings and grouped by risk level of reduced function resulting from back pain, to elicit perspectives about interactions with their primary care physicians...
2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024187/diversity-of-oxytocin-neurons-beyond-magno-and-parvocellular-cell-types
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REVIEW
Ferdinand Althammer, Valery Grinevich
The hypothalamic neuropeptide oxytocin (OT), which is evolutionarily conserved among different species throughout the animal kingdom, is a key modulator of a variety of socio-emotional behaviors such as fear, trust and empathy. OT cells in the mammalian hypothalamus have been traditionally divided into two distinct types - magnocellular (magnOT) and parvocellular (parvOT) or preautonomic neurons. This distinction is based on OT cell sizes and shapes, projections, electrophysiological activity and functions...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016846/impact-of-empathy-in-the-patient-doctor-relationship-on-chronic-pain-relief-and-quality-of-life-a-prospective-study-in-spanish-pain-clinics
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Luz Cánovas, Antonio-José Carrascosa, Modesto García, Mariano Fernández, Almudena Calvo, Vicente Monsalve, José-Francisco Soriano
Objective: To assess the impact of the empathy of physicians, perceived by patients with chronic pain, regarding pain relief and health-related quality of life (HR-QoL). Methods: A prospective noninterventional study was conducted in 2,898 patients with moderate to severe chronic pain who were referred to pain clinics. The same physician visited each patient at baseline and after one and three months. Study questionnaires included the Jefferson Scale of Patient Perceptions of Physician Empathy (JSPPPE), the Life Orientation Test-Revised (LOT-R), the Pain Coping Questionnaire (CAD-R), the Brief Pain Inventory Short Form (BPI-SF), and the EuroQol-5D (EQ-5D)...
July 13, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993727/pain-processing-in-a-social-context-and-the-link-with-psychopathic-personality-traits-an-event-related-potential-study
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Casper H van Heck, Josi M A Driessen, Maria Amato, Marnou N van den Berg, Pritha Bhandari, Laura Bilbao-Broch, Jordi Farres-Casals, Manon Hendriks, Adrian C Jodzio, Laura Luque-Ballesteros, Christina Schöchl, Laura R Velasco-Angeles, Roel H A Weijer, Clementina M van Rijn, Marijtje L A Jongsma
Empathy describes the ability to understand another person's feelings. Psychopathy is a disorder that is characterized by a lack of empathy. Therefore, empathy and psychopathy are interesting traits to investigate with respect to experiencing and observing pain. The present study aimed to investigate pain empathy and pain sensitivity by measuring event-related potentials (ERPs) extracted from the ongoing EEG in an interactive setup. Each participant fulfilled subsequently the role of "villain" and "victim"...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979199/empathy-pain-and-attention-cues-that-predict-pain-stimulation-to-the-partner-and-the-self-capture-visual-attention
#17
Lingdan Wu, Ursula Kirmse, Tobias Flaisch, Ganna Boiandina, Anna Kenter, Harald T Schupp
Empathy motivates helping and cooperative behaviors and plays an important role in social interactions and personal communication. The present research examined the hypothesis that a state of empathy guides attention towards stimuli significant to others in a similar way as to stimuli relevant to the self. Sixteen couples in romantic partnerships were examined in a pain-related empathy paradigm including an anticipation phase and a stimulation phase. Abstract visual symbols (i.e., arrows and flashes) signaled the delivery of a Pain or Nopain stimulus to the partner or the self while dense sensor event-related potentials (ERPs) were simultaneously recorded from both persons...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979194/the-locus-coeruleus-norepinephrine-system-mediates-empathy-for-pain-through-selective-up-regulation-of-p2x3-receptor-in-dorsal-root-ganglia-in-rats
#18
Yun-Fei Lü, Yan Yang, Chun-Li Li, Yan Wang, Zhen Li, Jun Chen
Empathy for pain (vicariously felt pain), an ability to feel, recognize, understand and share the painful emotions of others, has been gradually accepted to be a common identity in both humans and rodents, however, the underlying neural and molecular mechanisms are largely unknown. Recently, we have developed a rat model of empathy for pain in which pain can be transferred from a cagemate demonstrator (CD) in pain to a naïve cagemate observer (CO) after 30 min dyadic priming social interaction. The naïve CO rats display both mechanical pain hypersensitivity (hyperalgesia) and enhanced spinal nociception...
2017: Frontiers in Neural Circuits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963465/the-oxytocinergic-system-modulates-sadistic-context-dependent-empathy-in-humans
#19
Siyang Luo, Yiyi Zhu, Ying Xu, Qianting Kong
The oxytocinergic system is crucial for sociality and well-being and is associated with empathy. It is suggested that the oxytocinergic system exerts context- and person-dependent effects. We examined how sexual sadistic contexts influenced the effects of the oxytocinergic system on empathic-related behaviors and brain activity in healthy adults. Combining genetic neuroimaging, pharmacological techniques and a psychological paradigm of empathy, we recorded EEG neural responses in female OXTR rs53756 G/G and A/A carriers and measured subjective empathic ratings after intranasal administration of oxytocin/placebo in healthy male adults during the perception of painful facial expressions in sadistic/general social contexts...
September 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956347/unending-narrative-one-sided-empathy-and-problematic-contexts-of-interaction-in-david-foster-wallace-s-the-depressed-person
#20
Ellen Defossez
In 1997, David Foster Wallace published "The Depressed Person," a short story about a privileged, deeply unhappy woman dedicated to exploring and recounting the texture and etiology of her chronic depression. This essay argues that "The Depressed Person" challenges the long-standing assumption that narrativizing the pain of depression is crucial to overcoming it, and the contemporary view that empathic responses from others promote recovery of the depressed. Taken together, these two critiques inform Wallace's portrayal of chronic depression as an interactive phenomenon that is articulated, sustained, and regenerated through problematic contexts of interaction...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Medical Humanities
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