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Can psychological factors determine how much pain I feel?

Although not very much acute pain is psychological in origin, psychology can have a large impact on how severely certain pain stimuli are experienced. Your current state - how you feel today, what you are thinking about generally, and what you think about the source of the pain - can make a difference. So do more entrenched features of your personality, such as influences from your family and culture, along with childhood experiences. Comparison with past experiences of pain can also amplify or mute your present pain

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