"If you love someone, you don't hurt them": a comprehensive process analysis of a weeping event in therapy.

@article{Labott1992IfYL,
  title={"If you love someone, you don't hurt them": a comprehensive process analysis of a weeping event in therapy.},
  author={Susan M. Labott and Robert G Elliott and P S Eason},
  journal={Psychiatry},
  year={1992},
  volume={55 1},
  pages={49-62; discussion 63-5}
}
Early theorists described physical diseases (e.g., asthma, ulcers) thought to be associated with the inhibition of weeping (e.g., Alexander 1950), and catharsis theories (Breuer and Freud 1895/1955; Koestler 1964) postulated that unexpressed emotion accumulated as in a tank, and then overflowed as tears when a threshold level was exceeded. From a more biological perspective, it has been suggested that stress produces toxic chemicals in the body that become concentrated in the lacrimal gland and… CONTINUE READING

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