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Can acupuncture or hypnosis relieve for depression symptoms?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Possibly

Published data do suggest that acupuncture -- including manual-, electrical-, and laser-based -- helps with depression on its own, and is well tolerated.
It may also help with some of the side effects caused by antidepressants. More study of using it to augment antidepressant treatment is needed. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22762294 cognitive hypnotherapy may help depression.

In brief: Possibly

Published data do suggest that acupuncture -- including manual-, electrical-, and laser-based -- helps with depression on its own, and is well tolerated.
It may also help with some of the side effects caused by antidepressants. More study of using it to augment antidepressant treatment is needed. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22762294 cognitive hypnotherapy may help depression.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics

In brief: Hypnosis can

Hypnosis can be used as part of other psychotherapeutic techniques to help with depressive symptoms.

In brief: Hypnosis can

Hypnosis can be used as part of other psychotherapeutic techniques to help with depressive symptoms.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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