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Psychological pain

Psychological pain refers to pain caused by psychological stress and by emotional trauma, as distinct from that caused by physiological injuries and syndromes. In recent years there has been some prominence to lawsuits which attempt to recover money as a result not of physical pain but psychological pain, which has been quite controversial.

Many pains that are quite physical sometimes have psychological explanations, for example, it is said that a pain in the rear left side of your brain is from 'unshed tears' suggesting a sense of loss and yet not displaying it.

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