Post-ischaemic flow mediated dilation of peripheral arteries (FMD) is transiently reduced during mental stress. This experiment was aimed at assessing whether hypnosis, which is a powerful relaxation technique, modulated the FMD response to mental stress in subjects with different hypnotic susceptibility. Results showed that hypnotic relaxation prevented the expected stress-related reduction of FMD only in highly hypnotizable subjects, suggesting a protective role of hypnotisability against vascular damage.
|Autori:||JAMBRIK Z.; SEBASTIANI L.; PICANO E.; GHELARDUCCI B.; SANTARCANGELO E.L.|
|Titolo:||Hypnotic modulation of flow-mediated endothelial response to mental stress|
|Anno del prodotto:||2005|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2004.07.007|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|