Hypnotizability and traumatic experience: a diathesis-stress model of dissociative symptomatology.

@article{Butler1996HypnotizabilityAT,
  title={Hypnotizability and traumatic experience: a diathesis-stress model of dissociative symptomatology.},
  author={Lisa D. Butler and R. E. Franco Dur{\'a}n and P Jasiukaitis and C. R. M. Koopman and D. David Spiegel},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={1996},
  volume={153 7 Suppl},
  pages={42-63}
}
OBJECTIVE The authors propose a diathesis-stress model to describe how pathological dissociation may arise from an interaction between innate hypnotizability and traumatic experience. METHOD To support the proposition that pathological dissociation may reflect autohypnotic process, the authors highlight clinical and research data indicating parallels between controlled hypnotic dissociative states and uncontrolled pathological dissociative symptoms and summarize evidence of hypnotizability in… CONTINUE READING