Common painkiller found to damage mental and emotional wellness http://rgn.bz/mo9Y
Are aches and pains or a headache keeping you from enjoying life? It seems like a harmless solution to a common problem, but grabbing a painkiller like Tylenol to relieve minor pain or fever could do more harm than good.
Researchers have found that over 600 medications pushed by big pharma containing acetaminophen not only cover up symptoms, but also trigger negative emotions and prevent people from feeling positive emotions like, joy. So, most people are left unaware that taking these seemingly ‘harmless’ drugs could be affecting their mental and emotional wellness.
Painkiller has unwanted emotional side effects
In a study published last year in the journal Psychological Science, acetaminophen was found to be not only a pain reliever, but an “emotion reliever” as well. In the trial, half the participants took a dose of 1000 mg of acetaminophen, which is a recommended amount, while the remaining participants were given an inactive placebo.
After allowing about an hour for the medication to take effect, both groups were given identical tests. They viewed a number of photos specially designed to cause various positive and negative emotions. However, the scientists found that participants receiving acetaminophen didn’t react to the same highs or lows as the people who did not. The drug dampened both positive and negative emotions.
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