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NEUROSCIENCE NEWSSumay: Researchers provide new insight into the little understood connection between chronic pain and anxiety.
Source: University of Vermont.
New research provides insight into a long-observed, but little-understood connection between chronic pain and anxiety and offers a potential target for treatment. The study’s findings, published as an Article in Press inBiological Psychiatry, show that increased expression of PACAP – a peptide neurotransmitter the body releases in response to stress – is also increased in response to neuropathic pain and contributes to these symptoms.