MSU professor conducts research on effectiveness of Clinical Hypnotheraphy on HIV patients
Professor Urmi Nanda Biswas from Department of Psychology, Faculty of Education & Psychology, M S University conducted research on 'Effectiveness of Clinical Hypnotherapy as an Intervention for Promoting Physical and Mental Health of People Living With HIV/AIDS (PLHA)'. The project was funded by University Grant Commission under major research grant. The project was of three years duration and was allotted fund of Rs 5.95.
The objective of the project was to measure the effect of hypnotherapy on disease progression and mental health of people living with HIV/AIDS through immune Parameters (CD3, CD4, CD8, CD4/CD8 and Plasma Viral Load), psychological parameters like quality of life, perceived stress, perceived stigma, general health and mental health and self-report feedback about the change in physiological and mental health.
Feedback received from people living with HIV/AIDS about effect of Clinical Hypnotherapy suggested that they felt relaxed, calm and stress-free, more energetic and less fatigue, more positive about life and less anger.