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The effectiveness of hypnosis in reducing pain and suffering among women with metastatic breast cancer and among women with temporomandibular disorder.

Abstract
The authors describe two studies of special interest to clinicians and clinical researchers. Both are randomized controlled studies, exclusively focused on female patients. The first study tests whether a year-long weekly group intervention including hypnosis can reduce cancer pain among women with metastatic breast cancer. Findings suggest the intervention slowed the increase in reported pain over a 12-month period relative to controls. The second study examines the effect of hypnosis in women suffering from temporomandibular disorder (TMD), with a special focus on function as well as pain. Hypnosis reduced TMD pain as measured by a numerical-rating scale.
AuthorsMichael R Nash, Anthony Tasso
JournalThe International journal of clinical and experimental hypnosis (Int J Clin Exp Hypn) Vol. 58 Issue 4 Pg. 497-504 (Oct 2010) ISSN: 1744-5183 [Electronic] England
PMID20799126 (Publication Type: Journal Article)
Topics
  • Breast Neoplasms (therapy)
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypnosis, Anesthetic
  • Pain Management
  • Pain Measurement
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (therapy)
  • Treatment Outcome

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