Hypnotic treatment synergizes the psychological treatment of fibromyalgia: A pilot study

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In this pilot study, we compare the efficacy for fibromyalgia of multimodal cognitive behavioral treatments, with and without hypnosis, with that of a purely pharmacological approach, with a multiple baseline N = 1 design. We randomly assigned six hospital patients to the three experimental conditions. The results suggest that psychological treatment produces greater symptom benefits than the conventional medical treatment only, especially when hypnosis is added. We conclude that hypnosis may be a useful tool to help people with fibromyalgia manage their symptomatology.


  • Consuelo Martinez-Valero
  • Antonio Castel
  • Antonio Capafons
  • Jose Sala
  • Begona Espejo
  • Etzel Cardeña
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  • Psychology


  • pain, fibromyalgia, hypnosis, cognitive behavioral treatment
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-321
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Hypnosis
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Publication categoryResearch