Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Painkillers and Empathy

This study suggests that painkillers may reduce empathy.  And it only thought about temporary use. 

My thoughts went directly to all the chronic pain sufferers who need painkillers all the time.  What's it doing to their empathy?  Pain alone can wreck your ability to interact with other people. That's looking like a real no-win situation. >_<
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