Prescription for a broken heart: 2 Tylenol?

March 10, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
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Prescription for a broken heart: 2 Tylenol?

If you’ve ever truly had your heart broken you know that the “ache” in heartache is no metaphorical notion. Our hearts have the ability to hurt when emotionally damaged, much like your femur would hurt if it were broken. And according to a new study, Tylenol can help ease that psychic suffering in the same way it helps you overcome physical pain.

Of course, that’s no excuse to go downing Tylenol every time you’re rejected for a date or do poorly on a test. But, the discovery does point to a new line of inquiry on the link between physical and emotional pain, and may someday lead to interventions for severe social distress.

Full story at True/Slant.

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