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Hypnosis in the Relief of Pain

Ernest R. Hilgard and Josephine R. Hilgard, Editors

Paperback, 294 pages
Published by Brunner/Mazel
Publication date: April 1, 1994
ISBN: 0876307004


Drawing on experimental studies and clinical practice, a psychologist and a psychiatrist explain to both health professionals and lay readers how hypnosis can help relieve pain in childbirth, medical or dental surgery, burns and other injuries, cancer, and chronic syndromes. Previously published in 1976 and 1983. The bibliography is extensive.

Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the 1994 Edition
Foreword to the 1983 Edition
Pt. I. Pain and Hypnosis
1. Hypnosis
2. Pain
3. Controlling Pain
4. Hypnosis in Pain Control
Pt. II. Hypnosis and Clinical Pain
5. Cancer
6. Obstetrics
7. Surgery
8. Dentistry
Pt. III. A Perspective on the Hypnotic Control of Pain
9. Hidden Pain and Its Interpretation
10. The Future of Hypnosis in Pain Control
Pt. IV. Supplement to the First Edition
11. Recent Developments in the Knowledge of Hypnosis and Pain
Appendix I. Stanford Hypnotic Clinical Scale (SHCS)
Appendix II. The Availability of Hypnotic Services
References and Index to Authors of Works Cited

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