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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The effects of hypnosis on anxiety, depression, fatigue, and sleepiness in people undergoing hemodialysis: a clinical report.

Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2013;61(4):475-83. doi: 10.1080/00207144.2013.810485. The effects of hypnosis on anxiety, depression, fatigue, and sleepiness in people undergoing hemodialysis: a clinical report. Untas A1, Chauveau P, Dupré-Goudable C, Kolko A, Lakdja F, Cazenave N. Author information Abstract This study investigated the effect of hypnosis on anxiety, depression, fatigue, and sleepiness in hemodialysis patients. Twenty-nine patients participated in the 15-day study. A single hypnosis session was performed on Day 8. Anxiety, depression, fatigue, and sleepiness were measured at baseline, on Day 8, and on Day 15 (HADS, MFI, ESS). Daily fatigue was also measured numerically. Anxiety, depression, and …

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Hypnotherapy of a pain disorder: a clinical case study.

Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2015;63(2):236-46. doi: 10.1080/00207144.2015.1002704. Hypnotherapy of a pain disorder: a clinical case study. Artimon HM1. Author information Abstract Hypnotherapy’s effectiveness in improving and controlling chronic pain of various etiologies has been demonstrated by studies; the mechanism by which hypnosis does this is more complex than a simple induction of muscle relaxation. This study reveals, in addition to this mechanism, a deeper dimension of hypnotherapy from the vantage of a patient with a medical-surgical background, diagnosed with a pain disorder and major severe depressive disorder in addition to incurable painful symptoms, through treatment associated with hypnoanalysis. Following …

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Use of hypnosis for improving medication compliance in psychiatric patients.

South Med J. 1985 Mar;78(3):242-4. Use of hypnosis for improving medication compliance in psychiatric patients. Forman BD. Abstract Factors involved in failure to comply with medication regimens may be divided into four categories: patient characteristics, physician-patient relationship, psychosocial environment, and treatment regimen features. Although several methods aimed at improving medication compliance have been described in the literature, hypnosis was not among them. Three cases in which hypnosis was effective for improving compliance are presented, suggesting that hypnotherapy for compliance problems has potential clinical applications. PMID: 3975732 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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Clinical management of dental anxiety: what works for whom?

Int Dent J. 2005 Apr;55(2):73-80. Clinical management of dental anxiety: what works for whom? De Jongh A1, Adair P, Meijerink-Anderson M. Author information Abstract This paper aims to provide an overview of the current knowledge regarding the management of adult dentally anxious patients. Furthermore, an attempt is made to formulate a number of preliminary clinical guidelines, based on the available literature. The findings are discussed in the light of the following four problem areas or types of patients, those with: 1) a mild form of fear or anxiety, 2) a phobia of specific dental procedures or situations, 3) interfering psychiatric …

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A controlled trial on the effect of hypnosis on dental anxiety in tooth removal patients.

Patient Educ Couns. 2015 Sep;98(9):1112-5. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2015.05.007. Epub 2015 May 24. A controlled trial on the effect of hypnosis on dental anxiety in tooth removal patients. Glaesmer H1, Geupel H2, Haak R3. Author information Abstract OBJECTIVE: Empirical evidence concerning the efficacy of hypnosis to reduce anxiety in dental patients is limited. Hence we conducted a controlled trial in patients undergoing tooth removal. The study aims at assessing patient’s attitude toward hypnosis and comparing the course of dental anxiety before, during and subsequent to tooth removal in patients with treatment as usual (TAU) and patients with treatment as usual and hypnosis …

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Hypnotic imagery rehearsal in the treatment of nightmares: a case report.

Am J Clin Hypn. 2006 Oct;49(2):123-7. Hypnotic imagery rehearsal in the treatment of nightmares: a case report. Donatone B1. Author information Abstract This case report discusses a patient who experienced frequent nightmares and chronic low-level anxiety during his 3 1/2 year imprisonment. He developed post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), in part because he adamantly insisted that he had been wrongfully incarcerated. The literature supports the use of hypnotic imagery rehearsal for treating nightmares that stem from PTSD. Due to the patient’s distrust of others and trauma history, it was uncertain whether hypnotic intervention would be effective. It is of note, …

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Hypnosis and the treatment of posttraumatic conditions: an evidence-based approach.

Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2007 Apr;55(2):167-88. Hypnosis and the treatment of posttraumatic conditions: an evidence-based approach. Lynn SJ1, Cardeña E. Author information Abstract This article reviews the evidence for the use of hypnosis in the treatment of posttraumatic conditions including posttraumatic stress disorder and acute stress disorder. The review focuses on empirically supported principles and practices and suggests that hypnosis can be a useful adjunctive procedure in the treatment of posttraumatic conditions. Cognitive-behavioral and exposure-based interventions, which have the greatest empirical support, are highlighted, and an illustrative case study is presented. PMID: 17427292 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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Hypnotherapy in the treatment of chronic combat-related PTSD patients suffering from insomnia: a randomized, zolpidem-controlled clinical trial.

Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2008 Jul;56(3):270-80. doi: 10.1080/00207140802039672. Hypnotherapy in the treatment of chronic combat-related PTSD patients suffering from insomnia: a randomized, zolpidem-controlled clinical trial. Abramowitz EG1, Barak Y, Ben-Avi I, Knobler HY. Author information Abstract This study evaluated the benefits of add-on hypnotherapy in patients with chronic PTSD. Thirty-two PTSD patients treated by SSRI antidepressants and supportive psychotherapy were randomized to 2 groups: 15 patients in the first group received Zolpidem 10 mg nightly for 14 nights, and 17 patients in the hypnotherapy group were treated by symptom-oriented hypnotherapy, twice-a-week 1.5-hour sessions for 2 weeks. All patients completed …

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms: A Systematic Review.

J Evid Based Complementary Altern Med. 2014 Mar 27;19(3):161-175. [Epub ahead of print] Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms: A Systematic Review. Wahbeh H1, Senders A2, Neuendorf R3, Cayton J4. Author information Abstract OBJECTIVES: To (1) characterize complementary and alternative medicine studies for posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms, (2) evaluate the quality of these studies, and (3) systematically grade the scientific evidence for individual CAM modalities for posttraumatic stress disorder. DESIGN: Systematic review. Eight data sources were searched. Selection criteria included any study design assessing posttraumatic stress disorder outcomes and any complementary and alternative medicine intervention. The body …

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