Database Proof Substratum: Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Stress, Fear of Pain May Be Cause of Painful Sickle Cell Episodes

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Mental stress and the anticipation of pain may cause blood vessels to narrow and trigger episodes of severe pain (vaso-occlusive crisis, or VOC) in sickle cell disease (SCD). A team of researchers from California will present their findings today at the American Physiological Society's Physiological and Pathophysiological Consequences of Sickle Cell Disease conference in Washington, D.C.