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Dr. Scott Frank
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Inability To Smile (Overview)

Inability to smile is a clinical finding in which a person can not move the muscles of their face to produce a smile. This can occur with nerve damage or a stroke.


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Why do I often experience a sudden drop in emotion and inability to smile when bills due?

Why do I often experience a sudden drop in emotion and inability to smile when bills due?

Why?: I think you would be the best person to answer this question, because you're the one living your life. It may help to explore this with a counselor, therapist, or psychiatrist though, who is not involved in your personal life. Such professionals could listen impartially, without needing to get you to "change" what you are feeling. This could provide a space in which to discover yourself. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Frank
7 doctors shared insights

Inability To Smile (Overview)

Inability to smile is a clinical finding in which a person can not move the muscles of their face to produce a smile. This can occur with nerve damage or a stroke.


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With hyperthyroidism, what causes the inability to focus and how do you get rid of it?

With hyperthyroidism, what causes the inability to focus and how do you get rid of it?

Hyperthyroidism: You correct the inability to focus by lowering your thyroid level back into the normal range. You can't focus with hyperthyroidism because 1) you are tired all the time, 2) you might not sleep well with hyperthyroidism so you are tired all the time, 3) your mind is too active so you have too many thoughts going on at the same time...It's similar to taking a high amount of caffeine... ...Read more

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Why do I often experience a sudden drop in emotion and inability to smile when bills due?

Why?: I think you would be the best person to answer this question, because you're the one living your life. It may help to explore this with a counselor, therapist, or psychiatrist though, who is not involved in your personal life. Such professionals could listen impartially, without needing to get you to "change" what you are feeling. This could provide a space in which to discover yourself. ...Read more

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Why would one have a sudden drop in emotion and inability to smile in social situations?

Why would one have a sudden drop in emotion and inability to smile in social situations?

Desensitization: Start regularly socializing with small, and i mean small groups of people you know personally in a variety of social situations, and slowly increase the number of friends. Then, slowly have your friends invite people you may not know personally, just one or two to start with, and increase the numbers of known and unknown people over time. Should the anxiety spike, stick with smaller mixed groups o ...Read more

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What are the benefits of smiling often?

Smilling helps: Because it helps you gthink positively. You feel whatever you are going through is not so bad. If are already happy, smiling can make you more confident about being happy. ...Read more

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Why is smiling contagious?

Why is smiling contagious?

Who cares : Who cares why smiling is contagious? This is one infection we should all have more often. ...Read more

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Can you get dimples by smiling?

Can you get dimples by smiling?

Not really: You can get smile or laugh lines but not dimples which are genetic loss of muscles. ...Read more

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Why is smiling good for your health?

Why is smiling good for your health?

Endorphins: If you are smiling i hope you are happy.When you are ;your brain releases chemicals (good ones) that improve almost all aspects of health.Factoid: fewer muscles to smile than frown;keep smiling. ...Read more

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Can smiling too much be a bad thing?

Can smiling too much be a bad thing?

Smile: Sometimes. There are insicere smiles, mocking smiles and sardonic smiles. Even tetanus produces a smile that is bad. Generally it is nice to smile though if it is sincere. ...Read more

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Is there a health benefit to smiling?

Is there a health benefit to smiling?

Possibly: Smiling alone may not be enough, but there is evidence to suggest that people who are happy do better with certain kinds of illnesses. Interestingly, crabby people also have survival advantages in some disorders. Why this might be so remains an area of interest to clinicians and researchers. ...Read more

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Can smiling actually help you live longer?

Can smiling actually help you live longer?

The How of Happiness: Book reported 180 women entering the school sisters of notre dame as nuns in 1932 wrote autobiographical sketches. The amount of positive feeling expressed in the narratives predicted longevity. 90% of the most cheerful were alive at age 85 versus 34% of the least cheerful. Similarly, 54% of the most cheerful quarter were alive at age 94, as opposed to 11% of the least cheerful. ...Read more

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Can smiling a lot actually change your mood?

Can smiling a lot actually change your mood?

Absolutely!!: It causes people around you to be in a better mood and so your mood improves too. Smile it is infectious! ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure an illness by smiling?

Is it possible to cure an illness by smiling?

Read below: Maybe cure it, but this is a complex research topic in psycho-imunology. More immediately smiling gives you a better oultlook on your illness and it does not seem so bad. ...Read more

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How does smiling often make a person's life better?

How does smiling often make a person's life better?

Many ways: Need to get the psychologists/psychiatrists in on this. Smiling projects a positive and friendly attitude. This becomes contagious. Before you know it, you have everyone feeling better. Positive reinforcement this is. How many times do you see a baby smiling and find yourself smiling back, and maybe talking baby talk. You just feel better. I do believe there is also a chemical change which occurs. ...Read more

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Is it true that smiling can actually make you feel better?

Is it true that smiling can actually make you feel better?

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. ...Read more

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Is it true that smiling can actually make you feel better? ?

Smiling chances your: Attitude, or outlook, when you have a positive outlook for feel better. ...Read more

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When someone is smiling, I want to be mean. What's wrong with me?

When someone is smiling, I want to be mean. What's wrong with me?

Smiling?: I don't know what the person's smiling means to you, but you're saying it triggers you to want to be "mean." what kind of mean? Sarcastic comments? Physical attack? Do you feel their smiling is directed at you in a negative way, somehow? It may help you to discuss these responses with a therapist -- maybe then you can discover the answer to your question. ...Read more

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What to do if i can't stop smiling, its permanent and it wont go away, what is this?

What to do if i can't stop smiling, its permanent and it wont go away, what is this?

Happy person :}: Is it a pretty smile? Instead of wanting it to go away, how about making your smile esthetically pleasing! on the other hand, you may have short philtrum which lift your lips and expose your teeth even at rest. You also may have extremely overjet or bimaxillary protrusion. Schedule a consutation with your dentist. ...Read more

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I know there are benefits to smiling. Is there something i can do to smile more? Specific triggers i can use?

I know there are benefits to smiling. Is there something i can do to smile more? Specific triggers i can use?

Give yourself a cue!: Agree with yourself that everytime something specific happens, you will smile and give yourself a positive message. For example, every time you are stopped at a red light, smile and tell yourself "good work hanging in there!" maybe you can even use your own thoughts to trigger that smile. Each time you feel discouraged, smile to yourself and remind yourself that you are alive! that's wonderful! ...Read more

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