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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Trance-like state: Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/hypnosis/my01020 for more info.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Hypnosis: In the hands of a clinically licensed and experienced practitioner, hypnosis is not dangerous -- and may be helpful. Outside these criteria, it's har ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
34 years experience in General Surgery
It can, not always: It will not hurt to try. If you are too anxious to relax, it may not help. If you can learn other relaxation techniques, sort of self hypnosis, it may ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Breaking habits: Hypnosis can be helpful in eliminating several habits and obsessions, such as smoking, over eating, and other unwanted habits that can affect your hea ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Clinical Hypnosis: can help you adjust to past experiences and help keep them from dominating your life and emotions. See www.asch.net for more information and for refe ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrienne Pasek
11 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Hypnosis, agoraphobi: Hypnosis can help with tolerating the symptoms, such as the underlying fears and worries associated with agoraphobia. Make sure to find someone who is ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emmett Miller
53 years experience in Psychiatry
Autosuggestion: Hypnosis involves focused concentration and autosuggestion to create one of a number of different altered states of consciousness. For the purposes of ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
13 years experience in Clinical Psychology
CBT: In contrast to other forms of psychotherapy, cognitive therapy is usually more focused on the present, more time-limited, and more problem-solving ori ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
If it is being: Done correctly - that would be doubtful.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Forster
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Some: Biofeedback will help you to manage and control anxiety symptoms, but to help social anxiety you will need to also get graduated exposure (doing thing ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
54 years experience in Psychiatry
Self soothing: Mindfulness allows you to correct inaccurate beliefs and feelings triggered by events before you self medicate the negative feelings that arise. Mindf ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Patterson
48 years experience in Psychiatry
Hypnosis/nerves: Hypnosis has been shown to reduce anxiety in patients motivated for this treatement and was approved by the apa in 1961 and is often used with other t ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
For many people: - it can be beneficial. There are some people who are less open to the power of suggestion- for whom hypnosis may not be effect.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Social tanxiety: Breathing techniques help anxiety in general. Exposure technique helps sicial anxity. Discuss with therapist.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Missid Ghanem
24 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Yes...: Mindfulness based ct is an approved approach to treating depression; if depression is resistant or severe, medication may be a helpful complement to t ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Dep. Tx: Under expert hands & with time, they can be quite effective.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Clinical hypnosis: By a licensed professional is best used in combination w/self-hypnosis. The doctor will teach you a way to hypnotize yourself and the combination max ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Possibly: Its been shown to be helpful in some people.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Smith
29 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Promotes Good Coping: Cognitive-behavioral therapy (cbt) can be helpful to individuals with substance dependence in a variety of ways. Since substance abuse is a learned b ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Cooperberg
17 years experience in Clinical Psychology
In a word...yes: Cognitive behavior therapy (cbt) is useful in treating a variety of problems including difficulties with mood (depression, anger), anxiety (generalize ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience in Psychiatry
It depends : How successful it was. Cognitive behavior therapy, is a good treatment for anxiety also.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Hypnosis is often helpful in changing self image.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Katherine Zeratsky
Specializes in General Practice
Weight-loss hypnosis may help you shed an extra few pounds when it's part of a weight-loss plan that includes diet, exercise and counseling: But it's hard to say definitively because there isn't enough solid scientific evidence about weight-loss hypnosis alone. Hypnosis is a state of inner ... Read More

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