Descriptor English: Laughter Therapy
Descriptor Spanish: Risoterapia
Descriptor risoterapia
Entry term(s) risa terapia
terapia de la risa
yoga de la risa
Scope note: Empleo terapéutico del humor y la risa para mejorar el bienestar emocional y la salud.
Descriptor Portuguese: Terapia do Riso
Descriptor French: Thérapie par le rire
Entry term(s): Laughter Yoga
Smile Therapy
Therapy, Laughter
Yoga, Laughter
Tree number(s): E02.190.525.311
RDF Unique Identifier:
Scope note: Therapeutic use of humor and laughter to improve emotional well being and health.
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
MO mortality
MT methods
NU nursing
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
Previous Indexing: Laughter (1965-2001)
Wit and Humor (1963-2001)
Public MeSH Note: 2002
History Note: 2002
Related: Laughter MeSH
Wit and Humor as Topic MeSH
DeCS ID: 36277
Unique ID: D027641
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Date Established: 2002/01/01
Date of Entry: 2001/07/25
Revision Date: 2015/06/23
Laughter Therapy - Preferred
Concept UI M0380632
Scope note Therapeutic use of humor and laughter to improve emotional well being and health.
Preferred term Laughter Therapy
Entry term(s) Smile Therapy
Therapy, Laughter
Laughter Yoga - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M000604111
Scope note A form of exercise involving use of laughter and breathing exercises in order to improve physical and mental health.
Preferred term Laughter Yoga
Entry term(s) Yoga, Laughter

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