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I come from your body, or from your brain

Use me a little to mask all your pain

Use me a lot, the world thinks you're insane

But I'm contagious, so don't break the chain

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Could it be:

laughter

I come from your body, or from your brain

Laughing is a physical action - you can force a laugh, or it can come from your brain if you think something is funny

Use me a little to mask all your pain

Uneasy laughter hides what you think or can distract you from your current (perhaps painful) situation

Use me a lot, the world thinks your insane

The Joker (from Batman) laughs a lot and a lot of villains have like signature laughs. In a friend circle, the one who laughs a lot over everything can be seen as odd or weird. A lot of tv shows/movies portray insane people as laughing at whatever thoughts are inside their heads.

But I'm contagious, so don't break the chain

Laughing can be contagious and sometimes people can think someone's laugh is funny and start laughing

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    $\begingroup$ Beat me by seconds :) Smiling also fits $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil May 30 '17 at 19:10
  • $\begingroup$ You're quick! Good job. $\endgroup$ – Errorum May 30 '17 at 19:16
  • $\begingroup$ @Errorum welcome to puzzling! Nice first riddle, liked the rhymes. Was laughter or smiling the intended answer? $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil May 30 '17 at 19:32
  • $\begingroup$ Laughter. "From the body or the brain" was a reference to the fact that it can be either a physical response to tickling, or a mental response to humor. Smiling works for most (since smiling is requisite for laughter), but the world thinking you're insane for smiling is a bit of a stretch. $\endgroup$ – Errorum May 30 '17 at 19:37
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Laughing/Smiling

I come from your body, or from your brain

Your brain controls your facial expressions

Use me a little to mask all your pain

Smiling or laughing an injury off

Use me a lot, the world thinks your insane

Maniacal laughing or crazy smiling

But I'm contagious, so don't break the chain

Laughing and smiling is contagious

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