How Stress Kills Our Ability To Feel Compassion

January 17, 2015 2:21 PM

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Stress isn't just bad for our physical and mental health -- it may also inhibit our ability to empathize with others, according to new McGill University research.

The study, recently published in the journal Current Biology, found that a drug that blocks stress hormones can increase the ability of both humans and mice to "feel" others' pain.

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