Why do people cry? It’s because they’re afraid of being sad, psychologists say

A new study finds people cry more than they think they should, and that this emotion is triggered by fear.The findings, published Monday in the journal PLoS ONE, shed light on how people experience emotional states.“We’ve been interested in the mechanisms of emotion for a long time,” study co-author James D. Fink, a doctoral student […]

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Which emotional disorder is most common in Americans?

Emotional disorders are a growing concern for health care providers and their patients. “A lot of our patients have been diagnosed with depression, anxiety, PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD in veterans, and a host of other mental health conditions,” says Dr. Steven DePinho, the director of the Emotional Health Center at the Johns Hopkins University School […]

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