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Fri, 14th Jun 2013

What is the physiology behind emotional breakdown?

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What is the physiology behind emotional breakdown? Everybody has had the feeling in traumatic situations of getting all choked up, voice breaking and tears welling up.But why does it happen? We find out!

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  • The physiology of crying

    What is the physiology behind emotional breakdown? Everybody has had the feeling in traumatic situations of getting all choked up, voice breaking and tears welling up. And even though you might be desperately keen on suppressing it, it is really hard to manage that. So, what is h...

 

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My name is Claus, from Sweden.

What is the physiology behind emotional breakdown? Everyone has had the feeling in traumatic situations of getting all choked up, voice breaking and tears welling up. What is happening in our bodies during such occurrences?

What do you think? evan_au, Thu, 6th Jun 2013



chemosignaling ... http://www.sciencemag.org/content/331/6014/226 RD, Fri, 7th Jun 2013

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