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Sensory cognitive abnormalities of pain in autism spectrum disorder: a case–control study

Overview of attention for article published in Annals of General Psychiatry, March 2016
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Title
Sensory cognitive abnormalities of pain in autism spectrum disorder: a case–control study
Published in
Annals of General Psychiatry, March 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12991-016-0095-1
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Authors

Yuka Yasuda, Ryota Hashimoto, Aya Nakae, Hongling Kang, Kazutaka Ohi, Hidenaga Yamamori, Michiko Fujimoto, Satoshi Hagihira, Masatoshi Takeda

Abstract

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5) recently included sensory processing abnormalities in the diagnostic criteria for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, there is no standard method for evaluating sensory abnormalities in individuals with ASD. Fifteen individuals with ASD and 15 age- and sex-matched controls were enrolled in this study. We compared objective pain sensitivity by measuring the pain detection threshold and pain tolerance to three different stimuli (electricity, heat, and cold). Then, we compared both subjective pain sensitivity, assessed by the visual analog scale (VAS), and quality of pain, assessed by the short-form McGill Pain Questionnaire (SF-MPQ), to determine the maximum tolerable pain intensities of each stimulation. The pain detection threshold and pain tolerance of individuals with ASD were not impaired, indicating that there were no differences in the somatic perception of pain between groups. However, individuals with ASD were hyposensitive to subjective pain intensity compared to controls (VAS; electrical: p = 0.044, cold: p = 0.011, heat: p = 0.042) and hyposensitive to affective aspects of pain sensitivity (SF-MPQ; electrical: p = 0.0071, cold: p = 0.042). Our results suggest that the cognitive pathways for pain processing are impaired in ASD and, furthermore, that our methodology can be used to assess pain sensitivity in individuals with ASD. Further investigations into sensory abnormalities in individuals with ASD are needed to clarify the pathophysiologic processes that may alter sensory processing in this disorder.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 1%
Unknown 78 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 22%
Student > Master 14 18%
Student > Bachelor 12 15%
Researcher 11 14%
Other 7 9%
Other 9 11%
Unknown 9 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 23 29%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 14%
Neuroscience 8 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 5%
Other 13 16%
Unknown 15 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 December 2019.
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