Clinical Hypnosis For Smoking Cessation: Preliminary Results of a Three-Session Intervention

@article{Elkins2004ClinicalHF,
  title={Clinical Hypnosis For Smoking Cessation: Preliminary Results of a Three-Session Intervention},
  author={Gary R. Elkins and Mohammad Hasan Rajab},
  journal={International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis},
  year={2004},
  volume={52},
  pages={73 - 81}
}
  • G. Elkins, M. H. Rajab
  • Published 1 January 2004
  • Medicine
  • International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
This study presents preliminary data regarding hypnosis treatment for smoking cessation in a clinical setting. [...] Key Method Thirty smokers enrolled in an HMO were referred by their primary physician for treatment. Twenty-one patients returned after an initial consultation and received hypnosis for smoking cessation. At the end of treatment, 81% of those patients reported that they had stopped smoking, and 48% reported abstinence at 12 months posttreatment. Most patients (95%) were satisfied with the…Expand
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