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Bustle featured Dyson Professor Sally Dickerson in "The Guilt And Shame Pandemic"

01/14/2021

Bustle featured Dyson Professor Sally Dickerson in "The Guilt And Shame Pandemic"

Considering the damage that stress can do to the immune system, could feelings of intense guilt and shame also put you at greater risk during a pandemic? “There is some evidence linking either chronic or short-term experiences of shame with inflammation,” writes Sally Dickerson, a professor of psychology at Pace University who co-authored a study on the subject in 2004, in an email. But, she adds, it’s not clear whether these changes in inflammatory activity would be enough to alter disease course for someone with COVID.

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