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Worst Stress Relievers: Pain Medication

Who is to say for sure how much pain I have right now, I had yesterday morning, or will have this afternoon?   Only I can know for sure the pain I am feeling—and I can lie, to myself and to others.  Herein lies the greatest…
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When Stress Hurts: Curing Psychogenic Pain

Current treatments that effectively reduce or eliminate psychogenic pain is the subject of this, the sixth and last post in the series on the close association between psychological stress and psychogenic pain. Encouraging news for psychogenic…
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When Stress Hurts: The Credibility Gap

How the brain processes and maintains psychogenic pain is the subject of this, the fifth post in the series on the close association between psychological stress and psychogenic pain. Hope is hard to come by for swift and lasting relief of chronic…

When Stress Hurts: The Psychology of Pain

Psychological factors that play a role in the onset of physical pain are the subject of this, the fourth post in the series on the close association between psychological stress and psychogenic pain. Likely Causes of Psychogenic Pain Negative…
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When Stress Hurts: Neurochemistry Cognates

In this third post in the series on the close association between psychological stress and psychogenic pain, we take a look at neurochemical substances that are involved in the process of psychogenic pain generation and reaction to psychological…

When Stress Hurts: Psychogenic Pain

This post kicks off a Stresshacker series on the close association between psychological stress and psychogenic pain. Psychogenic pain is by definition a physical pain that can only be associated with psychological stressors. Psychogenic pain…

Anger and Sadness Increase Fibromyalgic Pain

Perhaps another study that falls into the “I knew it all along” category: Anger and sadness increase pain in women who suffer from fibromyalgia. A recent study conducted at the University of Utrecht on 121 women, 62 of which were suffering…

New Therapy for Fibromyalgia Is Not New at All

Fibromyalgia, the stress and trauma-related disorder that affects millions of people, is characterized by widespread pain in the muscles, ligaments and tendons, fatigue, multiple tender points, difficulties with sleep, impaired functioning,…
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Stresshack #3: Livingstone, The Lion and Me

 In going round the end of the hill I saw a lion sitting on a piece of rock about thirty yards off with a little bush in front of him. I took a good aim at him through the bush and fired both barrels into it. The men called out. "He is shot,…