According to Georgia University’s study, a bad mental status has a great effect on increasing Stethalgia in children .
Psychologists from Georgia University found out that children who were diagnosed as having Stethalgia had levels of anxiety and depression, more than those who had innocent heart murmurs.
Bad mental status increases child’s Stethalgia
Jennifer Lee, the researcher at Georgia University, pointed that what they found that levels of psychological symptoms increases with children who have Thoracalgia not caused by heart disease. this reflects that these symptoms have a role in gaining these pains.
According to the study results, there is a clear statistic increase in symptoms of anxiety and depression with those who were diagnosed as having the mentioned Thoracalgia, compared with those who were diagnosed as having non-harmful cardiac puffs.
Lee mentioned that they didn’t know if this Thoracalgia caused the anxiety or the opposite; with who participated in the study.
Bad Mental Status Increases Child’s Stethalgia
Ronald Blount, Psychology Professor at Franklin College, and one of the researchers who participated in the study added that:
“ALTHOUGH THE PSYCHOLOGICAL SYMPTOMS ARE NOT SO SEVERE as TO GET A CLINICAL DIAGNOSES, THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE TWO GROUPS WERE STATICALLY CLEAR.”
The study includes 129 patients whose ages were between 8-18 years.
Professor Blount sad that:
“THIS STUDY HIGHLIGHTED THE ROLE OF MENTAL STATUS IN THORACALGIA ”.
The study also found that participating children who had Thoracalgia had higher levels of functional disability. This means the ability to do daily activities, such as running or spending their day without a nap, compared to the second group.
Moreover, they spend less time in school can’t practice the additional school activities, compared to the other group.
Lee added that:
“THESE CHILDREN MENTIONED THAT THEY HAD PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS WITH UNCLEAR REASONS, SUCH AS GASTROENTEROPATHY AND HEADACHE.”
She also pointed that these symptoms may be psychological manifestations of what they experience of psychological stress; sometimes the brain doesn’t report the psychological stress, and that leads the body to express that by revealing these symptoms and others that are a psychological origin.
Professor Blount stated that:
“MENTAL STATUS IS HIGHLY CONNECTED WITH PAIN. ALTHOUGH PAIN IS CONSIDERED A SENSORY EXPERIENCE, THE PSYCHOLOGICAL STATUS AFFECTS THE VALIDATION OF THIS EXPERIENCE.”
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