Biopsychosociocultural aspects of pain: thoughts about clinical and psychotherapic experiences with the oncological patient
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Summary. The purpose of this work is to talk about pain as a multifactorial experience, according to a iopsychosocial model, in which biological, psychological and social factors interact dynamically. The experience of pain constitutes a complex phenomenon in which physical and psychological components intertwine, inseparably, when organic is generated from pathological processes stimulating nociceptice mechanisms and when psychological processes develop a central role in the modulation of pain. Physical pain subject, therefore not only mental suffering, has always been represented a sphere of interest for clinical psychology and its contribution regards the comprehension of pain experience and its therapeutic treatments.