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Table 1 Somatosensory Amplification Scale

From: Clinical application of somatosensory amplification in psychosomatic medicine

1. When someone else coughs, it makes me cough too.
2. I can't stand smoke, smog, or pollutants in the air.
3. I am often aware of various things happening within my body.
4. When I bruise myself, it stays noticeable for a long time.
5. Sudden loud noises really bother me.
6. I can sometimes hear my pulse or my heartbeat throbbing in my ear.
7. I hate to be too hot or too cold.
8. I am quick to sense the hunger contractions in my stomach.
9. Even something minor, like an insect bite or a splinter, really bothers me.
10. I have a low tolerance for pain.