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Human Bodies

Tears are your body’s release valve for stress, sadness, grief, anxiety, and frustration.  To stay healthy and release stress, I encourage my patients to cry. For both men and women, tears are a sign of courage, strength, and authenticity.

Judith Orloff, M.D., UCLA Psychiatric Clinical Faculty

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The Body's Wisdom

Sometimes, the demands on our nervous system can outpace its capacity. Our bodies can offer us support when we are feeling emotional, anxious, angry or exhausted.

For the Love of Science: Have a Good Cry!

Scientific American

Are human beings the only primates that cry?

"The answer is yes: tears appear to be unique to humans among the primates."