A 62-year-old male asked:
is it true that smiling can actually make you feel better?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Jonathan Nehrer answered
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
Dr. Ana Adelstein answered
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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