Write a 1,300- to 1,800-word paper addressing the following:

  • Describe the major differences between acute pain and chronic pain, and how they would be treated differently.
  • Explain the gate-control theory of pain and how this helps us understand chronic pain. 
  • Describe how you would measure pain.
  • Describe the differences between nociception, pain, pain behavior, and suffering. Find and illustrate examples of how people can have nociception without pain, pain without pain behavior, and pain without suffering.
  • Explain how psychological states such as anxiety and depression influence the development of chronic pain.
  • What has been reported in the literature about sociocultural differences in pain perception?

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines, including at least five scholarly references.

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