Krugman M, Kirsch I, Wickless C: NLP treatment for anxiety: magic or myth?
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychologie 53 (4): 526-530, 1985.
Abstract: The Neuro-Linguistic Programming treatment for anxiety, claimed to be a single-session cure for unpleasent feelings, was compared with self-control desensitization of equal duration and a waiting-list control group in treating public speaking anxiety. 55 speech-anxious undergraduates underwent pretreatment and posttreatment assessments of anxiety during 4-min speeches. the results indicate that neither treatment was more effective in reducing anxiety than merely waiting for 1 hour. these data suggest that Bandler and Grinderís (1979) claim for a single-session cure of anxiety may be unwarranted.