Clinical Hypnosis in Children



As with adults, pain in children is a multidimensional experience which varies significantly depending on previous experience with pain; personality, expectations, and cognitive maturation. Recent investigations reveal that pain in children correlates directly with more than just the degree of actual tissue damage (Goodman and McGrath 1991). Consequently, interventions that treat only the initial cause of the pain will not be completely successful. It is essential to address both psychological and physiological aspects when developing a pain management course for children.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

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