Has anyone tried Hypnosis for depression?
vrydprsd posted:
I am wondering if this has helped anyone with depression
wylee21 responded:
I have wondered the same thing.
I will check back on your question
and hope someone has something positive to relate!
susiemargaret responded:
hello, V --

the most recent info -- a 2010 academic article (see PS) -- i could find on hypnosis as a treatment for depression indicates that it may be helpful as an adjunct to conventional talk therapy but not by itself. (i found nothing else within the past 10 yrs on what i consider to be medically credible websites except this article.)

the main point of the article i looked at, however, was a discussion of how studies of hypnosis and depression should be designed in order to yield dependable results; the corollary discussion concluded that practically all studies on this topic done so far were not thus designed (the sample size was too small on the others).

hypnosis has been shown to be effective for anxiety and certain types of pain, so you might want to re-post your inquiry in --

-- the anxiety/panic community, http://exchanges.webmd.com/anxiety-and-panic-disorders-exchange , and

-- the pain management community, http://exchanges.webmd.com/pain-management-exchange .

please keep us posted on how you are doing.

-- susie margaret

PS -- b.s. mcCann and s.j. landes, "hypnosis in the treatment of depression: considerations in research design and methods," international journal of clinical and experimental hypnosis, april, 2010, 58(2) 147-164, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2856099/pdf/nihms176950.pdf?tool=pmcentrez (obviously, to anyone familiar with academic citation style, this citation form is my own!).
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