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Hypnotically assisted diaphragmatic exercises in the treatment of stuttering: a preliminary investigation.
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PMID:  22443525     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This preliminary study investigates the combined effect of intensive hypnotherapy and diaphragmatic exercises in the management of stuttering. Fifty-nine clients with stuttering were trained to practice abdominal weightlifting to strengthen their respiratory muscles and to improve their diaphragmatic movements. The weightlifting exercises involved lifting a dumbbell (2.0-4.0 kg) with the abdomen for 2 hours daily for 8 consecutive days. Hypnotherapy was utilized to alleviate anxiety, to boost self-confidence, and to increase motivation for weightlifting exercise. The pre- and postmeasures were statistically significant (p < .001). Results of the study provide support for the effectiveness of hypnotically assisted diaphragmatic training in the management of stuttering but should be further studied in controlled trials.
Yalcin Kaya; Assen Alladin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of clinical and experimental hypnosis     Volume:  60     ISSN:  1744-5183     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Clin Exp Hypn     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-26     Completed Date:  2012-07-20     Revised Date:  2013-05-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376166     Medline TA:  Int J Clin Exp Hypn     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  175-205     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Sports, Physical Exercises and Kinesiology, Institute of Health Sciences, University of Selcuk, Konya, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Hypnosis / methods*
Muscle Strength
Resistance Training / methods*
Stuttering / psychology,  therapy*
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Young Adult

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