Paracetamol for social pain?

This recent (June 2010) article hypothesises that both physical and social pain ‘may rely on some of the same behavioral and neural mechanisms that register pain-related affect.’:
Acetaminophen Reduces Social Pain: Behavioral and Neural Evidence
In the language of practice, I suppose, that means: keep a paracetamol handy in your wallet, in case a date goes wrong…

(Julius Axelrod at the blackboard]. March 1973. Photo from the National Library of Medicine http://profiles.nlm.nih.gov/HH/Views/Exhibit/narrative/neurotransmitters.html {{PD-USGov-HHS-NIH}})

Julius Axelrod at the blackboard (Source: Wikimedia commons)


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