The Benefits of a Good Cry

September 3, 2015 1:47 PM

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The Benefits of a Good Cry

In a new study, researchers from the Netherlands studied the emotional effects of crying on people's moods. They found that after people cried, their mood dipped but improved shortly thereafter.

"After the initial deterioration of mood following crying, it takes some time for the mood not only to recover but also to be lifted above the levels at which it had been before the emotional event," said lead author Asmir Gračanin, PhD, of the University of Tilburg in the Netherlands, in a press re...

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