A 37-year-old member asked:
is hypnotic therapy for anxiety effective?
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Dr. Pamela Pappas answered
41 years experience Psychiatry
Yes it can be: In hypnosis, you're focusing very intensely on the hypnotist's voice & suggestions, screening out other things. It can be like getting involved in an exciting movie. Through practice, can learn how to focus on things other than anxious body symptoms -- which if you do that, they enlarge. Or there can be reframing of physical symptoms. Self-hypnosis can be very useful also. Session recordings help.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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