Study Reveals Comedy, AI, and Self-Care Can Quickly Boost Patient Mental Health

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Dramatic Discount in Melancholy, Stress, and Nervousness Reported

NEW YORK and WASHINGTON and PALO ALTO, Calif. and TENAFLY, N.J., Might 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — “In simply eight weeks throughout the pandemic, girls residing with superior most cancers, ages 31 to 74, reported feeling extra empowered, and fewer depressed, pressured, and anxious whereas utilizing synthetic intelligence to create personalised self-care plans infused with comedy and different leisure methods,” explains Mindset and Metastatic Most cancers Analysis Research Co-Investigator Saranne Rothberg of The ComedyCures Basis who beat stage IV most cancers twenty years in the past. She continues to be cancer-free. 


  • Melancholy Decreased 18.1%: Hospital Nervousness and Melancholy Scale
  • Perceived Stress Decreased 15.1%: Perceived Stress Scale-10
  • Nervousness Decreased 9.7%: Hospital Nervousness and Melancholy Scale
  • Self-Efficacy Elevated 7.6%: New Basic Self-Efficacy Scale

Assessments: Baseline, 4 and Eight Weeks

The pilot examine is the brainchild of Rothberg, and it was performed by The ComedyCures Basis in collaboration with the psychological well being platform Neolth, with funding from The Willow Basis.

“All 31 sufferers enrolled on the halfway level accomplished this unpaid examine. This retention fee is outstanding as a result of the ladies have been coping with life-threatening metastasis, chemo, relationship and/or monetary points throughout the pandemic,” confirmed Dr. Claire Wheeler, Research Co-Investigator, Integrative MD, Psychologist with experience in Stress Administration and Neolth’s CMO. 

Contributors have been supplied many leisure instruments, together with 17 enjoyable mindset movies created by Rothberg: “Stressbuster Rock Opera”, “They Mentioned What?!”, “Comedians within the OR”, “Humor Buddies”. ComedyCures comedians Michele Balan, Karen Bergreen, Wali Collins, Sherry Davey, Zarna Garg, and Marc Theobald carried out dwell. 

Most cancers survivor and Willow Basis founder Leah Evert beamed, “Ladies from 10 nations and 24 states signed-up. We’re honored that The American Affiliation for Most cancers Analysis’s “Main Discoveries” publication acknowledged The Mindset and Metastatic Most cancers Research as “revolutionary and thrilling.”

Neuroscientist, Co-Investigator and Neolth’s Founder Dr. Katherine Grill summarized, “The outcomes recommend delivering therapeutic comedy and different leisure methods, remotely, current a scalable strategy to supporting psychological well being in a fast, reasonably priced manner, with few time constraints.”

Rothberg concluded, “I hope these findings ignite extra collaborations and funding for our distinctive healthcare options.” ComedyCures can be launching a brand new examine and podcast with the general public’s continued help.

501(C)3 non-profit that entertains and educates sufferers, caregivers, and frontline staff. Donations are tax-deductible. @ComedyCures

NEOLTH @Neolth


SARANNE ROTHBERG @sarannelive 

SOURCE The ComedyCures Basis

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