Behavioral medicine is a field that uses both psychological and medicinal treatment of disease.
In this clip, Patch Adams is a doctor who uses laughter (a psychological mechanism) and medicine to treat the children in the hospital. In this clip, he makes the children laugh to help them get better. Patch believes that “laughter boosts the immune system and helps the body fight off disease, cancer cells as well as viral, bacterial and other infections. Being happy is the best cure of all diseases!” Patch Adams uses behavioral medicine to cure his patients.