Anger Most Harmful Emotion, Says Study

Anger has a highly negative effect on a person’s physical health, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

Lead author Meaghan A. Barlow, MA, of Concordia University, said: “Our study showed that anger can lead to the development of chronic illnesses, whereas sadness did not.”

Recovering Man Founder Richard Joy recently made a video looking into how modern media manufactures anger by creating faux good vs evil narratives to keep people engaged in the news.

He argued the solution is forgiveness (see video below):

Barlow and her co-authors examined whether anger and sadness contributed to inflammation, an immune response by the body to perceived threats, such as infection or tissue damage.

While inflammation in general helps protect the body and assists in healing, long-lasting inflammation can lead to chronic illnesses in old age, according to the authors.

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