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Jarred W. Younger

Stanford University

Stanford Systems Neuroscience and Pain Lab
780 Welch Rd., Suite 208C
Palo Alto, California 94304-1573
United States

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chronic pain, opioid peptides, fMRI, psychoneuropharmacology, treatment

I am interested in the physiological and neurological mechanisms of chronic pain. Specifically, I hope to identify targets for novel pain treatments. My research focus is on the role opioid peptides play in the development of chronic pain. In my research, I attempt to bring a broad range of perspectives to bear on the problem of chronic pain; utilizing psychological, psychophysical, immune, neuronal, hormonal, genetic, and other assessments. Within neuroimaging, I am interested in clinical neuropharmacology, longitudinal scan designs (pre and post treatment) and functional connectivity. My main use of neuroimaging tools is to identify central plastic changes that are associated with pain development or resolution. In one upcoming study, I will be examining how brain responses to acute pain change when a patient is put on long-term opioid treatment. Research suggests that many individuals develop a hypersensitivity to pain when administered opioid analgesics over a long period of time. I will also be conducting a clinical trial on the effectiveness of low-dose naltrexone in treating the symptoms of Fibromyalgia.

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