Reconciling myths and misconceptions about hypnosis with scientific evidence

Madeline V. Stein*, Steven Jay Lynn, Devin B. Terhune

*Corresponding author for this work

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This issue of BJPsych Advances includes an article on the use of hypnotherapy in psychiatric practice. The article contains a number of errors and misconceptions regarding the characteristics and practice of hypnosis that we address in this commentary.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391-392
Number of pages2
JournalBJPsych Advances
Issue number6
Early online date14 Jun 2023
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2023


  • Hypnosis
  • hypnotherapy
  • individual psychotherapy
  • mental healthcare
  • psychiatry


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