Douleur et Analgésie

, Volume 21, Issue 2, pp 81–85 | Cite as

Douleur chronique et activité électrodermale

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Résumé

Cet article livre une synthèse de connaissances portant sur l’activité électrodermale des patients douloureux chroniques. Leur réactivité électrodermale à des stimulations douloureuses phasiques est décrite comparativement à celle de volontaires sains. L’activité électrodermale présentée par les patients en dehors des accès de douleur est ensuite étudiée, au repos d’abord, puis lors d’évocations de la douleur. L’incidence d’une dépression comorbide sur l’activité électrodermale est abordée.

Mots clés

Douleur chronique Activité électrodermale Labilité Émotions Dépression 

Chronic pain and electrodermal activity

Abstract

This article provides a synthesis of what is known about electrodermal activity in chronic pain patients. Their electrodermal reactivity to phasic painful stimulation is described and compared with that of healthy volunteers. Electrodermal activity presented by the patients when not in pain is then studied, firstly at rest and then when thinking about pain. The incidence of comorbid depression is addressed.

Keywords

Chronic pain Electrodermal activity Lability Emotions Depression 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratoire LAMIH-PERCOTEC CNRS-UMR 8530université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut-Cambrésis-Le-Mont-HouyValenciennes cedex 09France

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