4/15/2011

A study in Croatia found that parents' scores in a measure of pain catastrophizing, or exaggerated pain response, was predictive of their adult children's score regardless of the actual pain level. "Since, during childhood, parents serve as a model that children imitate, it is possible that children use social and communicative tools that they have observed in their parents to manage their own distress in a similar context," researchers wrote in the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine.

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