Hypnosis for reduction of vomiting associated with chemotherapy and disease in adolescents with cancer.

J Adolesc Health Care. 1983 Jun;4(2):77-84. Hypnosis for reduction of vomiting associated with chemotherapy and disease in adolescents with cancer. Zeltzer L, Kellerman J, Ellenberg L, Dash J. Abstract Vomiting is often a major source of distress for adolescent oncology patients. This study evaluates the effectiveness of hypnosis in reducing the vomiting associated with chemotherapy and disease in 12 adolescents with cancer. Eight patients receiving chemotherapy demonstrated significant reductions in the frequency (p less than 0.01) and intensity (p less than 0.05) of emesis. Six of the eight patients also demonstrated a shortened duration of emesis. The ninth patient, whose …

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Hypnosis for pain control during lumbar puncture and bone marrow aspirations in children with cancer.

Tijdschr Kindergeneeskd. 1988 Jun;56(3):120-3. [Hypnosis for pain control during lumbar puncture and bone marrow aspirations in children with cancer]. [Article in Dutch] Hageman-Wenselaar LH1. Author information Abstract Pediatric oncology patients undergo medical treatments which often require repeated lumbar punctures and bone marrow aspirations, in general a painful and anxiety-provoking experience. We offered a few patients the opportunity to volunteer for hypnotic help in pain control. The technique of the hypnosis put in practice is described extensively. With some adaptations it can be used for various diagnostical and/or therapeutical medical examinations that are painful for the child and/or anxiety-provoking. PMID: 3413764 …

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HYPNOSIS TO MANAGE DISTRESS RELATED TO MEDICAL PROCEDURES: A META-ANALYSIS

Contemp Hypn. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2009 Sep 8. Published in final edited form as: Contemp Hypn. 2008 Aug 21; 25(3-4): 114–128. doi:  10.1002/ch.364 PMCID: PMC2739386 NIHMSID: NIHMS92531 HYPNOSIS TO MANAGE DISTRESS RELATED TO MEDICAL PROCEDURES: A META-ANALYSIS Julie B. Schnur, Ilana Kafer, Carolyn Marcus, and Guy H. Montgomery Author information ► Copyright and License information ► See other articles in PMC that cite the published article. Go to: Abstract This meta-analysis evaluates the effect of hypnosis in reducing emotional distress associated with medical procedures. PsycINFO and PubMed were searched from their inception through February 2008. Randomized controlled trials …

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Traditional and alert hypnosis for education: a literature review.

Am J Clin Hypn. 2011 Oct;54(2):96-106. Traditional and alert hypnosis for education: a literature review. Wark DM1. Author information Abstract In laboratory research, hypnotic suggestions have increased simple learning performance. There is also evidence that hypnosis may be used to increase higher level cognitive processes such as reading speed and listening comprehension. But using a traditional, relaxed, eyes-closed induction made it difficult to read and take tests and do other activities involved in independent academic performance. The subsequent development and refinement of an alert, eyes-open induction and appropriate suggestions made it possible for students to significantly increase reading comprehension and …

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Hypnosis Treatment of Gastrointestinal Disorders: A Comprehensive Review of the Empirical Evidence.

Am J Clin Hypn. 2015;58(2):134-58. doi: 10.1080/00029157.2015.1039114. Hypnosis Treatment of Gastrointestinal Disorders: A Comprehensive Review of the Empirical Evidence. Palsson OS1. Author information Abstract Hypnotherapy has been investigated for 30 years as a treatment for gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. There are presently 35 studies in the published empirical literature, including 17 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that have assessed clinical outcomes of such treatment. This body of research is reviewed comprehensively in this article. Twenty-four of the studies have tested hypnotherapy for adult irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and 5 have focused on IBS or abdominal pain in children. All IBS hypnotherapy studies have …

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Hypnotic treatment of PTSD in children who have complicated bereavement.

Am J Clin Hypn. 2005 Oct-2006 Jan;48(2-3):183-9. Hypnotic treatment of PTSD in children who have complicated bereavement. Iglesias A1, Iglesias A. Author information Abstract Although conceptualized as a normal reaction to loss and not classified as a mental disorder, grief can be considered a focus of treatment. When grief complicates and becomes pathological by virtue of its duration, intensity, and absence or by bizarre or somatic manifestation, a psychiatric diagnosis is in order. Childhood PTSD in Complicated Bereavement is a condition derived from the loss of a loved one when the nature of death is occasioned through traumatic means. The …

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Hypnosis as an effective management of a child with posttraumatic stress disorder after perineal trauma.

Arch Pediatr. 2014 Jun;21(6):624-7. doi: 10.1016/j.arcped.2014.03.019. Epub 2014 May 10. [Hypnosis as an effective management of a child with posttraumatic stress disorder after perineal trauma]. [Article in French] Mubiri MA1, Peycelon M2, Audry G2, Auber F3. Author information Abstract Children and teenagers may face trauma that threatens their life, but also their psychological integrity. These injuries can lead to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which is the most common psychopathological consequence after a trauma. Age is not a protective factor and this disorder can be severe and may last over a long-term period. Effective therapies on PTSD are scarce and research …

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Clinical hypnosis with school-age children.

Arch Psychiatr Nurs. 1990 Apr;4(2):131-6. Clinical hypnosis with school-age children. Valente SM1. Author information Abstract Despite the fact that nurses are in key positions to learn and use hypnosis to bolster a child’s symptom management, ability to solve problems, or self-esteem, they lack knowledge about the clinical effectiveness of hypnosis. Substantial clinical literature demonstrates that hypnosis effectively reduces anxiety, enhances coping, and has been used successfully to treat behavior disorders, school phobias, and sleep disorders. Hypnosis can effectively reduce a child’s anxiety and symptoms and has few side effects when used competently. With education and supervision, nurses can effectively use …

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Possibilities of hypnosis and hypnosuggestive methods in oncology

Magy Onkol. 2011 Mar;55(1):22-31. doi: MagyOnkol.2011.55.1.22. Epub 2011 Mar 31. [Possibilities of hypnosis and hypnosuggestive methods in oncology]. [Article in Hungarian] Jakubovits E1. Author information Abstract Fear of death, pain, or the recurrence of the illness of tumor patients can narrow their attention to a point where a spontaneous altered state of consciousness occurs. In these cases hypnosis either in formal psychotherapy or embedded into the everyday communication with the physician can effectively complement other already known medical and psychological techniques. Although numerous studies have reported the beneficial physical and mental changes induced by hypnosis, for a long time there …

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Adolescents with cancer. Hypnosis for the reduction of the acute pain and anxiety associated with medical procedures.

J Adolesc Health Care. 1983 Jun;4(2):85-90. Adolescents with cancer. Hypnosis for the reduction of the acute pain and anxiety associated with medical procedures. Kellerman J, Zeltzer L, Ellenberg L, Dash J. Abstract Eighteen adolescents with cancer were trained in hypnosis to ameliorate the discomfort and anxiety associated with bone marrow aspirations, lumbar punctures, and chemotherapeutic injections. Two patients rejected hypnosis. The remaining 16 adolescents achieved significant reductions in multiple measures of distress after hypnosis training. Preintervention data showed no pattern of spontaneous remission or habituation, and, in fact, an increasing anticipatory anxiety was observed before hypnotic treatment. Group reductions in …

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