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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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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Hypnosis in the treatment of anxiety- and stress-related disorders.

Expert Rev Neurother. 2010 Feb;10(2):263-73. doi: 10.1586/ern.09.140. Hypnosis in the treatment of anxiety- and stress-related disorders. Hammond DC1. Author information Abstract Self-hypnosis training represents a rapid, cost-effective, nonaddictive and safe alternative to medication for the treatment of anxiety-related conditions. Here we provide a review of the experimental literature on the use of self-hypnosis in the treatment of anxiety and stress-related disorders, including anxiety associated with cancer, surgery, burns and medical/dental procedures. An overview of research is also provided with regard to self-hypnotic treatment of anxiety-related disorders, such as tension headaches, migraines and irritable bowel syndrome. The tremendous volume of research …

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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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