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Dr. Randall Yee
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Humor Therapy (Overview)

Humor therapy programs provide support to those seeking to accomplish or overcome something through the use of humor.


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What is humor therapy?

What is humor therapy?

Laughter can CURE: I met norman cousins in los angeles in 1989. He had revitalized a popular belief in the power of the mind on the body in his book: anatomy of an illness (norton, 1979). He recounts in 1964 he developed a disabling arthritis, left the hospital, checked into a hotel and arranged for showings of laugh provoking films, and read humorous books. His symptoms improved without drugs (except vitamin c). ...Read more

Dr. Randall Yee
12 doctors shared insights

Humor Therapy (Overview)

Humor therapy programs provide support to those seeking to accomplish or overcome something through the use of humor.


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Does laughter therapy work?

Does laughter therapy work?

Of course.: Get netflix or amazon prime and watch every episode of "the three stooges." there is no medical effect from "laughter therapy." it's still a good idea, though, because learning to laugh despite the worst of problems gives you the proper attitude: every day that we are alive on this earth is a precious gift, and it is to be enjoyed. Count your blessings. Laugh like you mean it. ...Read more

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Is cognitive therapy the same as rational-emotive therapy?

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RET as Cognitive Tx: Rational Emotive therapy is one of the firs forms of Cognitive therapy, introduced in 1953. ...Read more

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Does photodynamic therapy work?

Does photodynamic therapy work?

Yes: Pdt for actinic keratoses (skin) is a proven treatment and results in significant reduction of both clinically apparent and as yet undetected precancerous lesions. However, one treatment does not eliminate 100% of lesions. New lesions may also develop. Long-term surveillance and periodic re-treatment is advised. Pdt has great potential for the treatment of a variety of other malignancies as well. ...Read more

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Is dialectical behavior therapy helpful?

Is dialectical behavior therapy helpful?

Yes: Dialectical behavior therapy (dbt), is a type of psychotherapy aimed primarily at borderline personality disorder (bpd). Dbt is a cognitive behavioral therapy, meaning it is a therapy that focuses on the role of cognition (e.g., thoughts and beliefs) and behaviors (e.g., actions) in affecting mood and general functioning. It has been effective in treating bpd and other problems. ...Read more

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Help please! is cognitive behavioral therapy useful?

Help please! is cognitive behavioral therapy useful?

CBT for some works: In contrast to other forms of psychotherapy, cognitive therapy is usually more focused on the present, more time-limited, and more problem-solving oriented. In addition, patients learn specific skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. These skills involve identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors. ...Read more

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Can cognitive behavioral therapy rewire your brain?

Can cognitive behavioral therapy rewire your brain?

Yes: Rewiring the brain is how we learn things, and how we change behavior of all kinds. We strengthen certain connections between neurons (brain cells) and weaken others. ...Read more

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Does massage therapy help in your physical therapy?

Does massage therapy help in your physical therapy?

Could!: Massage therapy is very good at getting one relaxed. Tense muscles could tend to lead to strain and pain and thus inhibit recovery. It certainly could be adjuctive to the physical therapy and promote healing. If it eases your mind and relaxes you then you are more able to heal overall. ...Read more

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Could cognitive behavioural therapy work?

Could cognitive behavioural therapy work?

Cognitive Behavioral: Therapy is effective for the treatment of a number of mental health issues. ...Read more

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Could "cognitive behavioural therapy" work?

Could "cognitive behavioural therapy" work?

There is a lot of: research available on cognitive behavioral therapy and its effectiveness. The symptoms you have can help determine the appropriate type of therapy for you. Peace and good health. CBT focuses on changing our habitual thought patterns which result in changes in mood and attitude. ...Read more

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Whats recreation therapy for?

Whats recreation therapy for?

Specific treatment: Recreational therapy is a treatment service that facilitates the involvement of patients in recreation activities to improve or maintain physical, mental and emotional well-being and to help reduce negative emotional states such as depression and anxiety. Recreation therapists are vital members of multidisciplinary treatment teams that join together to assist patients in reaching specific goals. ...Read more

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What is the difference between cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic therapy?

What is the difference between cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic therapy?

Focus and Method: Cbt focuses on thinking errors, negative cycles of behavior, and has more therapist-hands-on methods for directly interrupting and correcting those. Pd therapy focuses on the fact that we are often unaware of motives and patterns, usually links them to past events, and also tends to use the relationship more openly to demonstrate how our behavior works in the here-and-now. I combine them. ...Read more

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What is music therapy useful for?

What is music therapy useful for?

Many things!: Music therapy is very powerful. Music can energize us or relax us. It can help us drift off to sleep or wake us up. Music has been shown to directly affect physiological functioning. ...Read more

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What can cognitive behavioral therapy involve?

What can cognitive behavioral therapy involve?

Depends on issues: As might be in any psychotherapy, a lot depends on your concerns along with what you are like. One thing you can expect is a period of time describing yourself, a bit of your history and your present circumstances. Then, there'll be a strategy time with some tasks for you to try and report the effects. Then, tweaking to improve. Cycles of trial and error to find understanding and solutions. Best! ...Read more

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Is water physical therapy effective?

Is water physical therapy effective?

Can be: Water or aquatic physical therapy can be very effective, especially when we want to minimize weight bearing but want to maintain resistance. It is also a very effective form of exercise for those who have difficulty with full weight bearing. ...Read more

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Traction therapy for disc dehydration?

Traction therapy for disc dehydration?

Of some value!: There are number of options. Many patients of mine use gravity inversion devices. Some chiropracters have machines where specific traction force can be dialed in. Hospital based traction is virtaully non-existent in the us! ...Read more

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How does mindfulness-based cognitive therapy help addiction?

How does mindfulness-based cognitive therapy help addiction?

Self soothing: Mindfulness allows you to correct inaccurate beliefs and feelings triggered by events before you self medicate the negative feelings that arise. Mindfulness and meditation are effective methods to self soothe and thereby avoid relapse. ...Read more

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Will light therapy help bipolar-type disorder?

Will  light therapy help bipolar-type disorder?

Not really: There is some thought that seasonal affective disorder is a variant of bipolar disorder. Light therapy can be effective food those who experience depression during the fall and winter. Outside of that, it would have no benefit. ...Read more

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What is humor therapy?

Laughter can CURE: I met norman cousins in los angeles in 1989. He had revitalized a popular belief in the power of the mind on the body in his book: anatomy of an illness (norton, 1979). He recounts in 1964 he developed a disabling arthritis, left the hospital, checked into a hotel and arranged for showings of laugh provoking films, and read humorous books. His symptoms improved without drugs (except vitamin c). ...Read more

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What does humor therapy mean (is it the same as laughter therapy)?

What does humor therapy mean (is it the same as laughter therapy)?

Attitude: There is no medical effect from "laughter therapy." it's still a good idea, though, because learning to laugh despite the worst of problems gives you the proper attitude: every day that we are alive on this earth is a precious gift, and it is to be enjoyed. Count your blessings. Laugh like you mean it. ...Read more