Social and psychological consequences of not crying: possible associations with psychopathology and therapeutic relevance

  title={Social and psychological consequences of not crying: possible associations with psychopathology and therapeutic relevance},
  author={Dale C. Hesdorffer and Ad Vingerhoets and M. R. Trimble},
  journal={CNS Spectrums},
  pages={414 - 422}
Objective Emotional crying is hypothesized to serve intra- and interpersonal functions. Intrapersonal functions are assumed to facilitate the capacity to recover from emotional distress, thus promoting well-being. Interpersonal functions are postulated to have a major impact on social functioning. We hypothesized that non-criers would have lower well-being and poorer social functioning than criers. Methods Study participants included 475 people who reportedly lost the capacity to cry and 179… Expand

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