Video: The Sense of Humor and Mental Health

November 30, 2011
Doris Greenberg, MD

The subtleties of the sense of humor may reveal alterations in mental status, yet it is often overlooked when assessing patients. It is a valuable area of inquiry and may shed light on problems of social relatedness as well as highlight resilience and coping mechanisms. Dr Greenberg discusses the use of the sense of humor in assessing well-being and how to use the sense of humor therapeutically.

The subtleties of the sense of humor may reveal alterations in mental status, yet it is often overlooked when assessing patients. It is a valuable area of inquiry and may shed light on problems of social relatedness as well as highlight resilience and coping mechanisms. Dr Greenberg discusses the use of the sense of humor in assessing well-being and how to use the sense of humor therapeutically.