Anger And Negative Emotions Increases Pain In Fibromyalgia?

According to studies, negative emotions like anger and sadness increased pain in women suffering from fibromyalgia and simultaneously in those who didn't.

In a study conducted on 121 women in the Netherlands, 62 suffered from fibromyalgia and 59 did not. Both groups were asked to think of a neutral situation and then recall conditions of anger and sadness. The effects of these responses were measured through a pain test involving electrical current. The participants were asked to press a button which switches on and passes a generally bearable electrical current through the participants. This was repeated when it turned painful and once again when they reported intolerability to pain.

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