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Tickle therapy

Do you think it would work to get someone out of depression?

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:56 PM on Aug. 29, 2011 in Health

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  • I've always found tickling to be quite anxiety provoking - I can't see it helping me when I'm depressed, could maybe make it worse.


    Answer by KimberlyK at 2:29 PM on Aug. 29, 2011

  • I have never heard of "tickle" therapy, and I would never recommend it. Tickling is more likely to cause anxiety and abuse-like feelings . . . it is a boundary violation when used like that.

    There is a big difference between a second of a mommy or daddy tickle vs. mommy and daddy deciding to tickle for a certain period of time. AT that point, it turns into something strange.

    Answer by ImaginationMama at 6:45 PM on Aug. 29, 2011

  • I've heard of laughter therapy and smile therapy, so I don't know why "tickle" therapy wouldn't be similar...forcing you to react in a way that may help your mood.

    Answer by GoodyBrook at 6:50 PM on Aug. 29, 2011

  • Tickly is a form of torture.

    Answer by meooma at 10:09 PM on Aug. 29, 2011

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