Laughter in a psychiatric ward. Somatic, emotional, social, and clinical influences on schizophrenic patients.


The study was designed to explore the potential therapeutic effects of humor on hospitalized schizophrenics. For this purpose, in the first stage, we conducted a review of findings in regard to physical health, emotions, psychiatric state, and social behavior. In the second stage, we carried out an experiment with 34 resident patients in two chronic… (More)


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