The Relevance of Hypnotizability in Clinical Behavior

  • Fred H. Frankel


Scepticism regarding hypnosis and its clinical value can be countered by the accumulation of knowledge. Separating the effects of hypnosis from the influence of other factors common to several treatment methods contributes importantly to this. Hypnotizability ratings in the experimental context set the stage, initially, for the growth of information. Clinical studies using the rating scales developed in the laboratory continue to reveal that the incidence of specific clinical behaviors correlates well with hypnotizability. This contributes to our understanding of diagnosis and treatment in both psychiatric and psychosomatic problems.


Laboratory Scale Hyperemesis Gravidarum Hypnotic Event Psychosomatic Problem Phobic Patient 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Fred H. Frankel
    • 1
  1. 1.Beth Israel Hospital and Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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