Hypnotizability and weight loss in obese subjects

@article{Barabasz1989HypnotizabilityAW,
  title={Hypnotizability and weight loss in obese subjects},
  author={M. Barabasz and D. Spiegel},
  journal={International Journal of Eating Disorders},
  year={1989},
  volume={8},
  pages={335-341}
}
This study tested the effects of hypnosis for weight control. Hypnotizability was assessed by the Stanford Hypnotic Susceptibility Scale: Form C (SHSS:C). Forty-five subjects completed the study with examiners who were blind with respect to hypnotizability scores. Subjects exposed to a simple self-management technique and to the Spiegel and Spiegel (1978) hypnosis intervention, modified to include specific food aversion, lost significantly more weight at a 3-month follow-up than subjects… Expand
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