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What could cause hysterical laughter while sad?

What could cause hysterical laughter while sad?

No one knows but: It is possible that different emotions may originate simultaneously from different parts of the brain prompting an individual to engage in seemingly incompatible behaviors. For example, sometimes very happy events, such as weddings, can bring us to tears. ...Read more

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What does the phrase "laughter is the best medicine" mean to you? Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

What does the phrase "laughter is the best medicine" mean to you? Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

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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Any information on "laughter therapy"?

Any information on "laughter therapy"?

Laughter is good 4 U: Laughter releases endorphins, giving us the "feel good factor"; Acts as aerobic exercise; Unleashes inhibitors & breaks down barriers; Great teambuilding tool, better communication; Helps boost the immune system & resist disease; Tones muscles & improves respiration and circulation; Encourages positive thinking and creativity; Relaxes the whole body by reducing tension/stress. Ref. Whatsupmag.com ...Read more

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How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

Hydroquinone: Hyperpigmentation if often caused be inflammation du to injury or infection and the action of the sun. Hydroquinone, and sunscreens can revers the process and improve the hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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I hear voices/sounds/music in my head. Its really loud sometimes and i hear a vivid laughter sometimes and i get really angry really freaked ou. Havent talked back lol

I hear voices/sounds/music in my head. Its really loud sometimes and i hear a vivid laughter sometimes and i get really angry really freaked ou. Havent talked back lol

The : The voices, sounds and laughter you hear in your head clearly leave you feeling upset (at least some of the time). If you have already had this evaluated by a doctor, i would recommend that you follow the treatment plan that was developed. If the sounds you hear in your head have not been evaluated, it is strongly recommended that you see your doctor and be open and thorough in telling him or her about these experiences. ...Read more

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Can laughter replace sex?

Can laughter replace sex?

Sometimes: Often great when laughter and sex are combined. Sometimes romance, sometimes fun, sometimes both. ...Read more

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How come people genuinely think laughter is healthy?

Benefits of laughter: Laughter can actually reduce the amount of stress hormones. In fact, research shows that good humor & laughter may: induce relaxation, boost the immune system, cheer up a blue mood, decrease fear & anxiety, help people cope with cancer & other life-threatening illnesses, reduce your risk of heart disease & heart attack. Embrace the funnier side of life, despite stress. Ref. Vitality(2):2014. ...Read more

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Can you hurt yourself suppressing laughter too much?

Can you hurt yourself suppressing laughter too much?

THINK WHY: Why suppress it? Unless it would hurt others if you laughed. Unless you have reason to think you're caloused, heartless, etc laughter ought to be good for you. If it comes from embarrassment you might want to examine it. Ifyou use it to distance yourself from others it isn't doing you good. Might consider talking with someone to get a clearer view of this. ...Read more

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I heard laughter is the secret to happiness. Is this true?

I heard laughter is the secret to happiness. Is this true?

Laughter and positivity: "laughter is the best medicine!" laughing is a positive emotion and therefore induces "good" chemicals. Positivity helps the body heal faster, it helps rev up the immune system and it burns off negative chemicals. It is certainly something the doctor would advise you to do! ...Read more

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