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I complained for general anxiety and mild depression, why would my doctor prescribe me nuedexta which i saw is for uncontrollable laughter and crying?

I complained for general anxiety and mild depression, why would my doctor prescribe me nuedexta which i saw is for uncontrollable laughter and crying?

Good question: It doesn't seem to make sense to me, but there may well be other pieces to the puzzle that would make it logical. Best to ask your doctor why and to seek another opinion if you aren't satisfied with the answer. ...Read more

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What could explain the fact that I just got angry burst into tears and had an uncontrollable fit of laughter?

What could explain the fact that I just got angry burst into tears and had an uncontrollable fit of laughter?

Lability: Shifting rapidly from one emotion to another is called emotional lability or "mood swings." there are many possible explanations. These include use of drugs or alcohol, which destabilize and disinhibit emotions. Sleep deprivation and other stress can do this too. Also certain disorders such as pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder, hypomania, mania, some personality disorders, and some psychoses. ...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?

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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How can humor and laughter affect a person's mental health?

How can humor and laughter affect a person's mental health?

Humor and laughter: help people cope with difficult issues in life thereby improving their mental health. A daily dose of laughter can lengthen our lives. It can also improve the prognosis for people struggling with serious illnesses. Like all defense mechanisms, overuse of humor can sometimes lead to denial of serious issues that may need addressing. ...Read more

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Which tests should I do for my recent excessive laughter and anger symptoms?

Which tests should I do for my recent excessive laughter and anger symptoms?

Pseudobulbar affect?: This might be something called pseudobulbar affect. I would start with your family physician for initial evaluation. Depending on findings he or she could refer you for either a neurologic evaluation or a psychiatric evaluation (or both). ...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?

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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