Psychosocial and Immune Effects of Self-Hypnosis Training for Stress Management Throughout the First Semester of Medical School

@article{Whitehouse1996PsychosocialAI,
  title={Psychosocial and Immune Effects of Self-Hypnosis Training for Stress Management Throughout the First Semester of Medical School},
  author={Wayne G. Whitehouse and David F. Dinges and Emily Carota Orne and Steven E. Keller and Brad L. Bates and Nancy K. Bauer and Page S. Morahan and Barbara A. Haupt and Michele Carlin and Peter B. Bloom and Line Zaugg and Martin T. Orne},
  journal={Psychosomatic Medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={58},
  pages={249-263}
}
This study was a 19-week prospective conducted to determine the effectiveness of a self-hypnosis/relaxation intervention to relieve symptoms of psychological distress and moderate immune system reactivity to examination stress in 35 first-year medical students. Twenty-one subjects were randomly selected for training in the use of self-hypnosis as a coping skill and were encouraged to practice regularly and to maintain daily diary records related to mood, sleep, physical symptoms, and frequency… 
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