Is there a link between physical pain and emotional pain? According to researchers at the University of Kentucky, there certainly is. Furthermore, there studies show that the active ingredient found inside Tylenol, a brand name pain relieving medication, can help alleviate some of the signs of hurt emotions. The original study was published in Psychological Science in 2010 but since that time, many studies have backed this one and provided the same amazing results for those with hurt feelings.
- Reduces experienced emotional pain caused by others in individuals taking Acetaminophen
- Reduces personal criticism following mistakes made by individuals taking Acetaminophen
- Not certain whether these results are positive or negative at this time.
"Through reducing our attention to the outside world, acetaminophen appears to nudge us into a more psychologically insulated state"