A 62-year-old male asked:
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is it true that smiling can actually make you feel better?

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Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
35 years experience Child Psychiatry
For some people, yes: It is part of cbt, or cognitive behavioral therapy, acting happy can slowly get us out of our negaitve thoughts and help us see the bright side. I would suggest you or your friend do this while consulting a therapist just to see if there are more seroius issues going on.
Answered on Jan 3, 2015
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Dr. Ana Adelstein
26 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes, it can: For a more general discussion about you can change how you feel and think about yourself by changing your body posture/body language, watch this ted talk by amy cuddy, social psychologist: "your body language shapes who you are." here is link: http://bit.Ly/vjrpru.
Answered on May 14, 2016

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Smiling chances your: Attitude, or outlook, when you have a positive outlook for feel better.
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Possibly: But it can't hurt, and others will see you as a positive influence on them.
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This is what we are : Told, never the less maintaining a postive attitude is not always easy but definately worthwhile.
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May be: Happy people in general live longer, which includes smiling and having a positive attitude.
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