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Torture Permanently Alters the Body's Response to Pain

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The European Journal of Pain, which must be a tough place to work, published a study today out of Israel that found people who have been subjected to torture have different responses to pain than people who haven't--forever.

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Jeanne Young (19)
Wednesday November 6, 2013, 6:01 pm
GREAT INFO! Thanks, Carrie
And then I wonder about the effects of abuse on children???

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 6, 2013, 8:09 pm
"The study could not determine whether the evidence recorded now, 40 years after the war, were the result of the original experience of torture exclusively, or if four decades of chronic pain afterwards also influenced the breakdown of the body's pain regulation mechanism. In either case, the study recommended a conception of torture that suggests a physical therapy response to the likelihood of long-term pain problems."

I found the entire article interesting. It wasn't the conclusion I would have drawn with just reading the subject line.

Thanks Carrie.

Birgit W (160)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 2:28 pm
Interesting, thank you.

Kathleen R (138)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 2:44 pm
noted & read

Gloria H (88)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 4:57 pm
PTS effect. Torture whether in mind or body would have a lasting effect. I sure wish our country would stop coming up with "reasons" for waterboarding, etc and just fess up...we are doing it because we can-period.

Gail Ring (89)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 7:40 pm
I am sure it does.. and I am sure it def... causes a lot of emotional damage to when one is subjected to these kind of practices

Shawna S (45)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 9:22 pm
What a sad study. I think we all have our own pain tolerance level. I cannot imagine would kill me. I wouldn't want the lasting effects on my memory.
Those who conduct such torture, IMO, have no conscience.

Joanne Dixon (38)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 9:46 pm
If I thought torturers had no conscience, I think I might be more understanding. I think they have voluntarily twisted and warped their conscience and convinced themselves sdministering torture is the right and moral thing to do. I find that even scarier.

Ondine J (134)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 10:25 pm
Thanks, noted

Past Member (0)
Friday November 8, 2013, 4:33 am
Torture seems to have been part of the human psyche for millenia, whether against people or animals. I'm sure those who have perpertrated this most heineous form of punishment - knew that their victims would never recover... indeed the intent was to make them suffer more during their survival of such an event, than if a death were administered instead. The people who can do this scare me - they are evil!

Elizabeth M (65)
Friday November 8, 2013, 12:38 pm
Torture has been used forever, and the memory of it never goes away, and leaves emotional scars. Why humans have been doing this, and continue to do this, I feel has to do with being in charge, an ego thing, a person without conscience. I doubt that it will ever stop, unfortunately.
Thank You Carrie.

Melania Padilla (122)
Thursday November 21, 2013, 12:34 pm
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