Crying or weeping is the shedding of tears (or welling of tears in the eyes) in response to an emotional state, pain or a physical irritation of the eye. Emotions that can lead to crying include sadness, anger, and even birast.xyz act of crying has been defined as "a complex secretomotor phenomenon characterized by the shedding of tears from the lacrimal apparatus, without any irritation of. Scientists believe that in adults tears are meant to signal a need for compassion and sympathy from others, similar to how crying signals more obvious and immediate physical needs in infants. And yet only 30 percent of adults report feeling better after crying, perhaps because of the social stigma.
''Crying is a natural emotional response to certain feelings, usually sadness and hurt. But then people [also] cry under other circumstances and occasions," says Stephen Sideroff. There are considerable individual differences in adult crying in relation to frequency and the reasons behind the action. For example, in a diary study of females and 45 males, Frey, Hoffman-Ahern, Johnson, Lykken, and Tuason () reported an average emotional crying frequency of times per month for women (range ), whereas for men.
Fussing and crying are normal for infants, especially during the first three months. And the range for what is normal crying is difficult to pin down. In general, colic is defined as crying for three or more hours a day, three or more days a week, for three or more weeks. Features of colic may include the following. Crying is a natural response humans have to a range of emotions, including sadness, grief, joy, and frustration. But does crying have any health benefits? It is not unusual to cry, and both sexes.