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Who shouldn't try hypnotherapy?

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Hypnotherapy might not be appropriate for a person who has psychotic symptoms, such as hallucinations and delusions, or for someone who is using drugs or alcohol. It should be used for pain control only after a doctor has evaluated the person for any physical disorder that might require medical or surgical treatment. And the use of hypnosis for certain mental disorders remains controversial.

From: Mental Health and Hypnotherapy WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Medicinenet: "Hypnosis in Medicine."

Mayo Clinic: "Hypnosis."

Ntional Institutes of Health: "NIH Fact Sheet: Mind-Body Medicine Practices in Complementary and Alternative Medicine."

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on February 21, 2018

SOURCES:

Medicinenet: "Hypnosis in Medicine."

Mayo Clinic: "Hypnosis."

Ntional Institutes of Health: "NIH Fact Sheet: Mind-Body Medicine Practices in Complementary and Alternative Medicine."

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on February 21, 2018

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