Sonntag, Dezember 27, 2009

Schmerzmittel könnten bei verletzten Gefühlen helfen

Getting the snub from friends can feel like a slap in the face. Now researchers say treating such social pain may be as easy as popping a pain pill. They warn, however, that more research is needed before anyone tries the approach.

The finding builds on research showing that psychological blows not only feel like they hurt us, they actually do. For instance, scientists have found a gene linked with both physical pain and a person's sensitivity to rejection. And some of the same brain regions are linked with both pain types. So perhaps it's not surprising that a painkiller would alleviate both as well.

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