hypnotic suggestion


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suggestion

 [sug-jes´chun]
1. the act of offering an idea for action or for consideration of action.
2. an idea so offered.
3. in psychiatry, the process of causing uncritical acceptance of an idea.
hypnotic suggestion one imparted to a person in the hypnotic state.
posthypnotic suggestion implantation in the mind of a subject during hypnosis of a suggestion to be acted upon after recovery from the hypnotic state.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

hyp·not·ic sug·ges·tion

a directive to a subject in trance, which is carried out either during or after the trance.
See also: minor hypnosis.
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hypnotic suggestion

Psychiatry The modification of unconscious thought through hypnosis, which may be useful for specific/simple phobias, but rarely for agoraphobia, social phobia, or anxiety and panic disorders. See Hypnosis.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

hyp·not·ic sug·ges·tion

(hip-not'ik sŭg-jes'chŭn)
A direction given to a hypnotized subject for an activity that occurs during the trance or after; subject is not aware of such order and is purported to follow such direction regardless (e.g., smoking cessation).
Synonym(s): posthypnotic suggestion.
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The Practice of Hypnotic Suggestion: Being an Elementary Handbook for the Use of the Medical Profession.
Far from being a mystical process, the neuropsychological exploration of hypnotic suggestion has begun to highlight the importance of the often neglected process of suggestionability.
In a book called Eyewitness by Ernst Weiss, an exiled German doctor and novelist, a German psychiatrist in a militar y hospital uses hypnotic suggestion in a stilccepted medical protocol for post-traumatic stress syndrome.
Whilst acknowledging (1966, p.189) that, "since symptom removal deals with effects rather than causes, it must necessarily possess certain limitations" and that, "[the] best results will always be obtained where the symptom has a minimal defensive value", Hartland argued that "little danger is likely to result from the simple removal of the offending symptom by direct hypnotic suggestion".
Self-generated hypnotic suggestions and clairvoyance.
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of hypnotic suggestions or the administration of testosterone or trazodone to impotent men with no detectable organic cause for the impotence.
Four criteria were kept in mind while treating clients with tobacco dependency (a) more than one session should be carried out, (b) individualized hypnotic suggestions should be used, (c) follow-up sessions within the period of one year would be carried out (d) there should be treatment outcome evidence available from Pakistan.
CT provided an immediate relief from headache through hypnotic suggestions based on Kappasonian model of hypnosis.
The impact of hypnotic suggestions on reaction times in continuous performance test in adults with ADHD and healthy controls.
Early on, she discovers the group is being controlled by the psychologist's hypnotic suggestions, but when members of the team begin disappearing she discovers that there is a lot more to this strange ever-expanding land than first thought.