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Doctors Really Do Feel Your Pain
Yahoo! News

Good doctors really do feel their patients’ pain. A study, published today (Jan. 29) in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, shows that when doctors see their patients experiencing pain, the pain centers in the physicians’ own brains light up. And when the doctors give treatment to relieve pain, it activates the physicians’ reward centers. “Doctors feel rewarded when they are responsible for someone’s relief,” said study author Karin Jensen, a researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital.