Studies show: love and care can reduce the feeling of pain. In addition, these positive feelings neutralized the negative effect of stress on the brain. Psychotherapy with the participation of relatives and loving person - one of the components of treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, writes Psych Central.
Only the study by researchers from the University of Exeter took part 42 of the volunteer. People were shown pictures expressing care and love. When viewing photos in volunteers decreased the activity of the amygdala. This structure golovnogo of the brain is responsible for the stress response of the body. In optimal conditions, the amygdala is almost not felt, and the person feels comfortable.
Posttraumatic stress disorder is characterized by increased anxiety, alertness and constant tension. Amygdala excessively activated that prevents a person to perform the simplest tasks. Family therapy and support from loving people should solve the problem in this pathology.