Hypnotizability, pain threshold, and dissociative experiences.

  title={Hypnotizability, pain threshold, and dissociative experiences.},
  author={Mehmet Y{\"u}cel Ağarg{\"u}n and Ibrahim Tekeoğlu and Hayrettin Kara and Burhan Adak and Metin Ercan},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  volume={44 1},
BACKGROUND There may be an association between pain threshold, hypnotizability, and dissociative experiences. The purpose of the present study was to examine this association. METHODS Forty-one healthy subjects were included in the study. Pain thresholds were determined using a manual algometer. The Dissociative Experiences Scale was administered to all subjects. Hypnotizability of the subjects was assessed by the eye roll sign of the Hypnotic Induction Profile. There were 14, 15, and 12… CONTINUE READING