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Holist Nurs Pract. 1996 Jan;10(2):49-56.

Humor: an antidote for stress.

Abstract

Humor and laughter can be effective self-care tools to cope with stress. An ability to find humor gives us a sense of perspective on our problems. Laughter provides a physical release for accumulated tension. The article reviews research on the effect of humor and laughter on our immune function and resilience to stress. Resources for finding humor are included.

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