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Hypnotic induction of an epileptic seizure: a brief communication.
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PMID:  7635579     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This case study investigated the utility of hypnosis to precipitate a seizure in a patient with refractory epilepsy. The patient was twice administered a hypnotic induction and a suggestion to age regress to a day when he was distressed and suffered repeated seizures. The patient did not respond to the first hypnotic suggestion; however, an epileptic seizure was observed in the second hypnotic session. Videorecording and subdural electroencephalograph recording confirmed that he suffered an epileptic seizure. Postexperimental inquiry revealed that the patient used deliberate cognitive strategies to avoid seizure onset in the first session but adopted a more constructive cognitive style in the second session. Findings are discussed in terms of emotions, hypnosis, and cognitive style as mediating factors in the experimental precipitation of epileptic seizures.
R A Bryant; E Somerville
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of clinical and experimental hypnosis     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0020-7144     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Clin Exp Hypn     Publication Date:  1995 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-09-14     Completed Date:  1995-09-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376166     Medline TA:  Int J Clin Exp Hypn     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  274-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of New South Wales, School of Psychology, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Mapping
Brain Neoplasms / complications,  physiopathology,  psychology
Emotions / physiology
Epilepsy / etiology,  physiopathology,  psychology*
Hemangioma, Cavernous / complications,  physiopathology,  psychology
Internal-External Control
Occipital Lobe / physiopathology

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