Stress because of a lack of money can cause physical suffering

Financial instability, say experts, is likely to provoke a depression and a sleep disorder, but also physical pain. To such conclusion scientists from the University of Virginia. They noticed that financial distress may under certain conditions affect the human psyche and, through her, the sensation of pain.

Scientists give the results of the experiment. Before the volunteers were set the task: to hold the hand in ice water for as long as possible. The pain threshold was significantly lower among people who had at the time of the study problems with finances. These people quickly pulled out a hand from the tank and stopped the experiment. The most tolerant were people with a stable financial situation.

"Overall, our results show that to be economically unstable – it physically hurts," commented the results of the work of Eileen Chu.

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