Hypnosis and chronic pain. Two contrasting case studies.

  title={Hypnosis and chronic pain. Two contrasting case studies.},
  author={F. J. Evans},
  journal={The Clinical journal of pain},
  volume={5 2},
  • F. J. Evans
  • Published 1989 in The Clinical journal of pain
Some of the theoretical and technical problems associated with the use of hypnosis for chronic pain are discussed in the context of two similar case studies, one of which had an unsuccessful outcome. Different hypnotic strategies are discussed which depend on a careful, direct evaluation of the role of secondary gain and depression in maintaining the pain in the two patients. Specific hypnotic interventions are described, based on dissociation, imagery and the non-specific components of the… CONTINUE READING

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