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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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