What Role Do Emotions Play in Bodily Symptoms?

One of the least talked about things in the medical community is how emotions play a role in somatic symptoms. Many of these bodily symptoms don’t have a physical or structural cause. This study was review study looking at 64 studies from 1985 to 2018. It pools all the data from many studies so we can get a better overall sense of what the data means. What the researchers found was an association between how we deal with our emotions and many somatic symptoms (Chronic Pain throughout the body, IBS, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, etc.) Have a look below to learn more!