Consumerism, Psychiatry, Psychology

Comic Relief

There are few greater feelings than laughing so hard that you cry.

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Despite the seeming antithesis between the emotions of  joy and sorrow,  the two often produce the same bodily operation. Ancient Egyptian and Hippocratic physicians believed tears were a purging of  toxin accumulation in the body. We know today that emotional tears contain an endorphin called enkephalin; an opiod peptide. Crying can be brought about by pain, but it is also a natural pain killer.


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