Humor. Definition

Medical Definition: humor

Defense mechanism by which the individual is faced with the emotional conflicts and the threat of internal or external sources, emphasizing the amusing or ironic aspects of conflicts or stressful situations. It is framed in a high adaptive level defense, and that results in optimal adaptation in the management of stressful events, maximize gratification, can be aware of the feelings, ideas and their consequences, and promotes a good balance between conflicting options.

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