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Hypnotherapy Effectiveness

Research has shown hypnotherapy to be effective with the following disorders:

  1. Depression
  2. Anxiety, panic phobia
  3. Somatoform disorders, Conversion disorder
  4. Dissociative disorders

Hypnosis can be used for the following disorders with mixed success:

  1. Smoking
  2. Weight loss
  3. Sleep disorder
  4. Sexual dysfunction
  5. Substance dependence/abuse

With habits, results are depended on the overall lifestyle change.  Other things which are important include compliance with the program, relapse prevention, and self-monitoring. 

When not to use hypnosis:

  1. During the first visit
  2. Just for the sake of using it
  3. Things not familiar with
  4. Low motivation/low hypnotizability
  5. Organic brain conditions (such as damage to memory areas of the brain, injury to the hippocampus or related structure)
  6. Cluster C disorders