15 Apr

Harvard researchers have rediscovered a phenomenon described 70 years ago – pain affect relief. That is, after the experience of physical pain, there can be a brief state of euphoria. Those who do non-suicidal self-injury may be seeking pain affect relief as a way of feeling better. ( DeAngelis, T. A new look at self-injury. Monitor on Psychology, 2015, 46(7), 58-62)

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