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Psychotherapy With Somatosensory Stimulation for Endometriosis-Associated Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Meissner, Karin; Schweizer-Arau, Annemarie; Limmer, Anna; Preibisch, Christine; Popovici, Roxana M.; Lange, Isabel; de Oriol, Barbara; Beissner, Florian

Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey: March 2017 - Volume 72 - Issue 3 - p 163–165
doi: 10.1097/OGX.0000000000000418
Gynecology: Office Gynecology

(Abstracted from Obstet Gynecol 2016;128:1134–1142)

The underlying causal mechanisms for endometriosis are poorly understood. There is a weak correlation between the severity of organic pathology and reported pain intensity in women with endometriosis.

Institute of Medical Psychology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, and Departments of Neuroradiology and Obstetrics and Gynecology and Clinic for Neurology, Technische Universität München, Munich; Practice for Psychotherapeutic Medicine, Diessen; Department of Gynecologic Endocrinology and Fertility Disorders, Heidelberg University Women’s Hospital, Heidelberg; and Somatosensory and Autonomic Therapy Research, Institute for Neuroradiology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany

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