Hypnotic Suggestion

Hypnotic Suggestion

Its Role in Psychoneurotic and Psychosomatic Disorders

1st Edition - January 1, 1955

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  • Author: S. J. Van Pelt
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483222844

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Hypnotic Suggestion: Its Role in Psychoneurotic and Psychosomatic Disorders outlines the theories and methods of treatment by hypnotic suggestion, emphasizing its role in the etiology and treatment of psychoneuroses and psychosomatic disorders. This book is organized into three parts. Part 1begins with a preliminary introduction to hypnotic suggestion, followed by a discussion of the historical outline of hypnotism, nature of the hypnotic state, incidence of susceptibility to hypnosis, and methods of inducing hypnosis. The etiology and mechanism of the psychoneuroses and role of hypnotic suggestion in its treatment are covered in Part 2. Case histories that involve hypnotic treatment to disorders, such as neurasthenia, anxiety neurosis, reactive depression, insomnia, alcoholism, and impotence are also described. Part 3 provides the general summary of Parts 1 and 2. This publication is intended for psychotherapists and medical practitioners conducting work on the hypnotic treatments for psychoneuroses and psychosomatic disorders.

Table of Contents

  • Part I

    A. Preliminary Introduction

    B. Short Historical Outline Of Hypnotism

    C. The Nature Of The Hypnotic State

    D. The Incidence Of Susceptibility To Hypnosis

    E. The Phenomena Of Hypnosis

    F. Methods Of Inducing Hypnosis

    Part II

    A. The Aetiology And Mechanism Of The Psychoneuroses

    B. The Role Of Hypnotic Suggestion In The Treatment Of Psychoneurosis

    C. Illustrative Case Histories

    1. Neurasthenia

    2. Anxiety Neurosis

    3. Anxiety Hysteria

    4. Hysteria

    5. Obsessional Neurosis

    6. Reactive Depression

    7. Insomnia

    8. Alcoholism

    9. Asthma

    10. Migraine

    11. Impotence

    12. Frigidity

    Part III General Summary Of Thesis

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  • No. of pages: 96
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1955
  • Published: January 1, 1955
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483222844

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