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Published: 17 April 2014

304 Pages | 12 illustrations


ISBN: 9780199331536

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Pain: Dynamics and Complexities

Daniel M. Doleys,PhD

  • Explores the evolving concepts and understanding of the complex nature of pain including chronic pain as a disease process
  • Summarizes research in emerging areas including infant pain, empathy and pain, psychogenic (medically-unexplained-symptoms) pain, and genetics and pain
  • Relates the history of the concept of pain to religion and empathy
  • Includes a unique discussion of philosophical issues surrounding pain such as consciousness and pain
  • Discusses the potential application of systems and quantum theory to the understanding of pain, and the notion of chronic pain as an emergent phenomenon and hypothetical construct

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