Saturday 1st October 2022
    TradeBriefs Editorial

    From the Editor's Desk

    The Scientific Underpinnings and Impacts of Shame

    People who feel shame readily are at risk for depression and anxiety disorders.

    We have all felt shame at one time or another. Maybe we were teased for mispronouncing a common word or for how we looked in a bathing suit, or perhaps a loved one witnessed us telling a lie. Shame is the uncomfortable sensation we feel in the pit of our stomach when it seems we have no safe haven from the judging gaze of others. We feel small and bad about ourselves and wish we could vanish. Although shame is a universal emotion, how it affects mental health and behavior is not self-evident. Researchers have made good progress in addressing that question.

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