How much do emotions affect chronic pain? According to Dr. Susan Babel, a psychologist that specializes in trauma-induced depression, quite a bit.

She states, “Studies have shown that chronic pain might not only be caused by physical injury but also by stress and emotional issues.” Also, “Physical pain functions to warn a person that there is still emotional work to be done.”
Susanne Babbel Ph.D., M.F.T.
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