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Are there any benefits of crying?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Crying can be: emotionally cathartic. Studies show that v tension & negative affect occur during crying. Crying may suppress contentious behavior. Crying may also serve to ^ empathy in others & to solidify interpersonal bonds. Many people feel better both physically & emotionally after crying. However, this is not always the case across cultures & situations.

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