Case Study on Ludotherapy and Aromatherapy in Support of Treatment in Psychiatric Patients (Published)
Citation: Maribel Gonzalez Carreon, Juan Manuel Sánchez-Soto, Cristina Juárez Landin, Monica Celis Guzman (2022) Case Study on Ludotherapy and Aromatherapy in Support of Treatment in Psychiatric Patients, European Journal of Biology and Medical Science Research, Vol.10, No.1, pp.15-25
Abstract: The present research was carried out at the Samuel Ramírez Moreno psychiatric hospital, which aimed to describe the importance of recreational activities and aromatherapy for the treatment of psychiatric patients, the longitudinal qualitative study method a qualitative longitudinal cut study, involving 75% of patients with mental health. It is important to improve the quality of life of the patient, the activities aimed at stimulating their functionability, as well as to reduce the violence and stress that users constantly present during their hospital stay. The results showed that the recreational activities and aromatherapy produce cognitive stimulation, which is a set of pathways, forms, methods, and techniques that are effective in the functioning of capacities such as memory, language, and reasoning these functions are important to maintain intellectual skills in order to restore autonomy to the user. Its main benefits are physical and physiological: Expanding your body expression, stimulating concentration and mental agility, improving balance, increasing blood circulation This helps to release serotonin and endorphins. Recreational activities and aromatherapy are of utmost importance in the elderly, mainly in users with mental disorders so games are learning tools and cognitive activity as they stimulate the mind by forcing it to think and activate different skills in their daily life. Aromatherapy improves mood for relaxation, in situations of stress or anxiety has a soothing effect that facilitates relaxation and mental peace because essential oils can serve the balance between the right and left hemispheres.