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Can crying mean my depression is getting better?

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Dr. Elizabeth Coleman
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Been unable to cry?: Depression may have a variety of symptoms which vary for a lot of reasons and among people. It is possible for a person to be so severely depressed that he is unable to express feelings or emotions, bodily movement is minimal, and spontaneous speech is absent. Energy depletion is severe; thus, vegetative symptoms appear. If you have been unable to cry in a this way, your depression seems better.

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