Hypnosis in the treatment of Morgellons disease: a case study.

Morgellons Disease is a condition involving painful skin lesions, fibrous growths protruding from the skin, and subcutaneous stinging and burning sensations, along with symptoms of anxiety, depression, fatigue, and memory and attention deficits. The etiological and physiological bases of these symptoms are unclear, making the diagnosis controversial and challenging to treat. There are currently no established treatments for Morgellons Disease. The following case example depicts treatment of a woman with Morgellons Disease using hypnotherapy. Data from this case example suggest that hypnotherapy is a promising intervention for the physical and psychological symptoms associated with Morgellons Disease.
AuthorsAshley M Gartner, Sara L Dolan, Matthew S Stanford, Gary R Elkins
JournalThe International journal of clinical and experimental hypnosis (Int J Clin Exp Hypn) Vol. 59 Issue 2 Pg. 242-9 (Apr 2011) ISSN: 1744-5183 [Electronic] England
PMID21390982 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article, Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural)
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypnosis
  • Middle Aged
  • Morgellons Disease (psychology, therapy)
  • Suggestion
  • Treatment Outcome

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