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Dr. Alan Mease
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Crying (Definition)

Crying in infancy is described as a loud, high-pitched sound made by infants in response to certain situations. Infants have a cry reflex that is a normal response to some stimuli, such as pain or hunger. Older children and adults cry for emotional reasons such as pain, fear, sadness, or frustration. Premature infants may not have a cry reflex, so they must be monitored closely for signs ...Read more


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Every time i hear my neighbor's baby cry my breasts start to hurt, I have no children, answers please?

Every time i hear my neighbor's baby cry my breasts start to hurt, I have no children, answers please?

Oxytocin surge: You are a female that the instinctual response of the adult female is to respond to a crying baby. This response can be in the form of a release of oxytocin from teh brain (pituitary gland), which causes contraction of some of the smooth muscles in the breast. This can cause pain in some individuals. The same response causes milk let down / leakage in lactating females. It is natural. ...Read more

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What are possible reasons that my hand hurts when i hear and see a crying baby?

What are possible reasons that my hand hurts when i hear and see a crying baby?

Sounds evoke : Different emotions. Perhaps this evokes a memory of a physical state or just adds enough static to your your system that other seemingly unrelated items affect your hand. But a baby crying can be a powerful sound. And there are studies where sound provokes hand pain used in an experimental sense to measure sounds. Our cerebral wiring is complex. .. Speak to a neurologist it these things continu. ...Read more

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I have these uncontrollable urges to cry whenever I hear certain songs. How bad is that?

I have these uncontrollable urges to cry whenever I hear certain songs. How bad is that?

Not necessarily: I assume you are not crippled by this reaction and it has been short lived thus far. If you are not overly shy, inhibited or fearful of the environment you exist in-relax, you are going to be fine! introverted emotional temperment aka highly sensitive person can be problematic if your self esteem and socialization suffers. ...Read more

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A mouse was killed in a trap in my home i heard it and now i can't stop crying. I can't sleep cause all i hear is the mouse. Why am i like this?

A mouse was killed in a trap in my home i heard it and now i can't stop crying. I can't sleep cause all i hear is the mouse. Why am i like this?

Perhaps it is : because you care. It is ok to care about God's creatures. However, your depression may be key in the intensity of the impact it is having on you. See that you take celexa (citalopram). It isn't clear if you are receiving any talking treatment. I would encourage you to get into some therapy to help with both your depression and your anxiety disorder. Take care. ...Read more

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Hear my crazy roomie shouting and crying during sleep?

Hear my crazy roomie shouting and crying during sleep?

Alas----diet: This kind of thing is so common in america that there must be a common cause. Believe it or not, this is dietary mayhem. Empty calories are the equivalent of a choked engine in a car---too much gas and either a deficiency of oxygen or spark plug. Tell him to shape up his lousy diet and get rid of the sweet carbs in particular including sodas and caffeine. ...Read more

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There is so much pressure frm mu teacher to get 100% whenever i hear her voice or name i start crying or becone extremely moodless or rude!suggestions?

There is so much pressure frm mu teacher to get 100% whenever i hear her voice or name i start crying or becone extremely moodless or rude!suggestions?

Talk to your parents: Please tell your parents and your doctor how you are feeling. It may help to have a meeting with your teacher and your parents so that the pressure on you is lessened. You might need to see a counselor who can help you find ways to manage your emotions and your anxiety regarding this teacher. Your parents and doctor can help you find a good counselor near you. ...Read more

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Wake up when I hear my toddler crying during sleep, should I go to him?

Wake up when I hear my toddler crying during sleep, should I go to him?

It depends.: If your child isn't waking up during these episodes, he may be having night terrors. If so, the best things to do are to ensure there is nothing in his bed he can get hurt on, and keep him on a consistent sleep schedule. If he has a habit of waking and then crying, as long as he has no medical cause for this, it's best to see if he can put himself back to sleep. His doctor can advise. ...Read more

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