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Imagery (Psychotherapy) (Guided Imagery) Summary

Description: The use of mental images produced by the imagination as a form of psychotherapy. It can be classified by the modality of its content: visual, verbal, auditory, olfactory, tactile, gustatory, or kinesthetic. Common themes derive from nature imagery (e.g., forests and mountains), water imagery (e.g., brooks and oceans), travel imagery, etc. Imagery is used in the treatment of mental disorders and in helping patients cope with other diseases. Imagery often forms a part of HYPNOSIS, of AUTOGENIC TRAINING, of RELAXATION TECHNIQUES, and of BEHAVIOR THERAPY. (From Encyclopedia of Human Behavior, vol. 4, pp29-30, 1994)

Also Known As: Guided Imagery; Imagery; Directed Reverie Therapies; Imageries (Psychotherapy); Reverie Therapies, Directed Show All >>

Networked: 173 relevant articles (24 outcomes, 50 trials/studies) for this Therapy

Key Diseases for which Imagery (Psychotherapy) is Relevant

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  4. Osteoarthritis : 2 outcomes in 5 results
  5. Chronic Disease (Chronic Diseases) : 2 outcomes in 4 results
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Drugs Related to Imagery (Psychotherapy)

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  3. Iodine
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  5. Cisplatin (Platino)
  6. Carbon Monoxide
  7. Arginine (L-Arginine)
  8. STF 62247
  9. Hydrocortisone (Cortisol)
  10. Methionine (L-Methionine)
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Therapies Related to Imagery (Psychotherapy)

  1. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
  2. Hypnosis (Mesmerism)
  3. Mind-Body Therapies
  4. Relaxation Therapy
  5. Brachytherapy
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