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Descriptor English: Catastrophization
Descriptor Spanish: Catastrofización
Descriptor Portuguese: Catastrofização
Descriptor French: Catastrophisation
Entry term(s): Catastrophizing
Catastrophizing, Pain
Catastrophizings, Pain
Pain Catastrophizing
Pain Catastrophizings
Tree number(s): F01.100.575
F01.470.132.225
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D058443
Scope note: Cognitive and emotional processes encompassing magnification of pain-related stimuli, feelings of helplessness, and a generally pessimistic orientation.
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Anxiety (1984-2010)
Public MeSH Note: 2011
History Note: 2011
DeCS ID: 54294
Unique ID: D058443
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2011/01/01
Date of Entry: 2010/06/25
Revision Date: 2011/06/24
Catastrophization - Preferred
Concept UI M0542399
Scope note Cognitive and emotional processes encompassing magnification of pain-related stimuli, feelings of helplessness, and a generally pessimistic orientation.
Preferred term Catastrophization
Entry term(s) Catastrophizing
Pain Catastrophizing - Narrower
Concept UI M0551260
Preferred term Pain Catastrophizing
Entry term(s) Catastrophizing, Pain
Catastrophizings, Pain
Pain Catastrophizings



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