Updated 11 July 2013

Is stress making you ill?

Headaches, indigestion and even paralysis and blindness can be triggered by psychological factors. How does this work?

After a tough day at the office, you feel a piercing headache coming on; or after a long night worrying about a family member, your stomach starts acting up.

Precisely what is happening here may still be unclear, though researchers are fast unravelling the complex crow’s nest of the mind-body relationship. But that the mind and body are deeply intertwined, is clear enough.


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