Feeling of social pain or empathy for others 'causes physical pain'

We all have friends that we cherish. Some can be as close to us as our own family. Now, new research suggests that if a bond with a friend is threatened or lost, we see a friend in distress, or we become excluded socially, these experiences can cause us to feel physical pain.This is according to a study published in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.
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