Origin and Types of Emotional Tearing

@article{Murube1999OriginAT,
  title={Origin and Types of Emotional Tearing},
  author={Juan Murube and L Murube and A. Murube},
  journal={European Journal of Ophthalmology},
  year={1999},
  volume={9},
  pages={77 - 84}
}
Objective To understand why a wide range of states of mind are expressed by spilling tears. Methods 465 different episodes of crying with tears were analyzed and their motivation interpreted in the search for a common factor. Results The only common factor in all tear-spilling episodes was a relationship with help: either requesting help or offering help. This leads us to speculate on the biological origins of emotional tearing. Conclusions 1) The classical division of emotional tearing as… 
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