Researchers from Italy, Hungary, and the U.S. investigated the extent that the subjective experience of pain in 575 psychiatric outpatients (without comorbid physical diagnoses) is associated with psychopathology. They found that higher perception of pain severity was a predictor of higher psychopathology, while general level of activity appears to be a protective factor.
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