Hypnosis as an adjunct to cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy: a meta-analysis.

  title={Hypnosis as an adjunct to cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Irving Kirsch and Gina H. Montgomery and G Sapirstein},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  volume={63 2},
A meta-analysis was performed on 18 studies in which a cognitive-behavioral therapy was compared with the same therapy supplemented by hypnosis. The results indicated that the addition of hypnosis substantially enhanced treatment outcome, so that the average client receiving cognitive-behavioral hypnotherapy showed greater improvement than at least 70% of clients receiving nonhypnotic treatment. Effects seemed particularly pronounced for treatments of obesity, especially at long-term follow-up… CONTINUE READING
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