Author(s): WoodburyFaria MA, Antongiorgi JL
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Abstract Humor has not been taken as seriously as it should be. Humor has many positive effects in the daily lives of patients and clinicians need to take advantage of these. Many indices of stress are attenuated and this serves to improve the therapeutic alliance. Freudian, rational emotive therapy, and kleinian views are presented, as well as examples of how to use playful therapy. In addition, advice on how to develop humor is given. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
This article was published in Psychiatr Clin North Am
and referenced in Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy