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Is there a treatment for somebody who can't physically cry?

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Dr. Kerry Ragain answered

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Psychotherapy, maybe: Not being able to cry in and of itself doesn't mean treatment is indicated, but it might, possibly, be a marker of other difficulties associated with the healthy expression of feelings. Consulting with a psychologist or psychiatrist could be one option to determine if treatment is necessary, and how it could help.

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Dr. Lawrence Smith answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

How do you know?: There's a difference between being unable to physically cry and not crying for psychological reasons. If there is a physical explanation for your lack of crying, an ophthalmologist could help. If you're not crying because you are unable to fully experience emotions, a mental health professional could help. In both cases there are effective treatments. A psychological explanation is more likely.

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