Pain: How does Anthropology look at it? The Suffering of Body and Mind

This Paper attempts to explore pain, social and physical, their metaphors and its suffering in and beyond body. Further it reviews evidences for neuro-chemical and neural overlap between social and physical pain. Besides it has explored consequences of this overlap and follows sociocultural aspects of pain in the anthropological lens. It is believed that this anthropological exploration will benefit our clinicians and other professionals; anesthesiologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and psychiatric social workers working in tertiary level neuropsychiatry facility center; for the understanding of the human pain and suffering beyond their body in their local world.