A scream is a loud vocalization in which air is passed through the vocal folds with greater force than is used in regular or close-distance vocalisation. This can be performed by any creature possessing lungs, including humans.

A scream is often an instinctive or reflex action, with a strong emotional aspect, like fear, pain, surprise, joy, excitement, anger, etc.

Some people, when arguing begin to raise their voices to the point that they are screaming at each other in anger while continuing their debate exchange.

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In psychology, the scream is an important theme in the theories of Arthur Janov. In his book The Primal Scream, Janov claims that the cure for neurosis is to confront the patient with his suppressed pain resulting from an experienced trauma. This confrontation gives birth to a scream.

Janov believes that it is not necessary that it heals the patient from his trauma. The scream is only a form of expression of primal pain, which comes from one’s childhood, and the reliving of this pain and its expression. This finally appears through the scream and can cure the patient from his neurosis.

Some people are moaning, groaning and are coiling themselves up. One screams as result of all the other times when it had to stay still, was making fun of, was humiliated or was beaten up. Women who seem to have baby-voices during the therapy are developing with their primal scream a very low voice.