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

  title={Psychosocial and Immune Effects of Self-Hypnosis Training for Stress Management Throughout the First Semester of Medical School},
  author={W. G. Whitehouse and D. Dinges and E. Orne and S. Keller and B. Bates and N. Bauer and P. Morahan and B. A. Haupt and M. M. Carlin and P. B. Bloom and L. Zaugg and M. Orne},
  journal={Psychosomatic Medicine},
  • W. G. Whitehouse, D. Dinges, +9 authors M. Orne
  • Published 1996
  • Medicine
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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