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Amplification is to amplify physical symptoms based on psychological factors such as anxiety or depression: "somatosensory amplification refers to the tendency to experience somatic sensation as intense, noxious, and disturbing. What may be a minor 'twinge' or mild 'sorenes' to the stoic, is a severe, consuming pain to the amplifier."
Amplification is not recognized by the American Psychiatric Association.
- Sudden loud noises really disturb me
- I'm very uncomfortable when I'm in a place that is too hot or too cold
- I can't stand pain as well as most people can
- I find I'm often aware of various things happening in my body
- I'm quick to sense the hunger contractions in my stomach
Amplification is related to alexithymia. Amplification may also contribute to multiple-drug intolerance (if the adverse effects that are reported are non-specific). It is unclear whether amplification is related to observations that Type A personality trait may be associated with delayed recovery after organic illness.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Barsky AJ, Goodson JD, Lane RS, Cleary PD (1988). The amplification of somatic symptoms. Psychosomatic medicine 50 (5): 510-9.
- ↑ IMBODEN JB, CANTER A, CLUFF LE (1961). Convalescence from influenza. A study of the psychological and clinical determinants. Arch. Intern. Med. 108: 393-9.
- ↑ Lane RS, Barsky AJ, Goodson JD (1988). Discomfort and disability in upper respiratory tract infection. Journal of general internal medicine : official journal of the Society for Research and Education in Primary Care Internal Medicine 3 (6): 540-6.
- ↑ Thabane M, Kottachchi DT, Marshall JK (2007). Systematic review and meta-analysis: the incidence and prognosis of post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome. Aliment. Pharmacol. Ther. 26 (4): 535-44.
- ↑ Mallen CD, Peat G, Thomas E, Dunn KM, Croft PR (2007). Prognostic factors for musculoskeletal pain in primary care: a systematic review. The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners 57 (541): 655-61.
- ↑ Davies SJ, Jackson PR, Ramsay LE, Ghahramani P (2003). Drug intolerance due to nonspecific adverse effects related to psychiatric morbidity in hypertensive patients. Arch. Intern. Med. 163 (5): 592-600.
- ↑ Jenkins CD, Jono RT, Stanton BA (1996). Predicting completeness of symptom relief after major heart surgery. Behavioral medicine (Washington, D.C.) 22 (2): 45-57.
- ↑ Fields KB, Delaney M, Hinkle JS (1990). A prospective study of type A behavior and running injuries. The Journal of family practice 30 (4): 425-9.
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