Psychomotor Chronic Pelvic Pain


Psychomotor Chronic Pelvic Pain, Chronic Pain Syndrome from Pelvic Pain

  • Epidemiology
  1. Similar to other Chronic Pain patients in general
  • Symptoms
  1. Major Depression
  2. Helpless and passive
  3. Vegetative Symptoms
    1. Insomnia
      1. Early awakening
      2. Inability to get back to sleep
    2. Diminished appetite
    3. Psychomotor retardation
    4. Withdrawn from Physical Activity
      1. Sports, housework, social, and sexual activity
  4. Emotional roles in family change
    1. Displaced from usual roles (e.g. child Discipline)
    2. Pain focused interactions
    3. Pain is a means of staying connected to family
  5. Preoccupied with pain and suffering
  • Signs
  1. Pain is out of proportion to tissue damage
  • Management
  • Prognosis
  1. Little relief from conventional treatments