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Am J Clin Hypn. 1992 Jul;35(1):1-10.

Hypnotherapy for warts (verruca vulgaris): 41 consecutive cases with 33 cures.

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Tulane Medical School, New Orleans, LA.

Abstract

Published, controlled studies of the use of hypnosis to cure warts are confined to using direct suggestion in hypnosis (DSIH), with cure rates of 27% to 55%. Prepubertal children respond to DSIH almost without exception, but adults often do not. Clinically, many adults who fail to respond to DSIH will heal with individual hypnoanalytic techniques that cannot be tested against controls. By using hypnoanalysis on those who failed to respond to DSIH, 33 of 41 (80%) consecutive patients were cured, two were lost to follow-up, and six did not respond to treatment. Self-hypnosis was not used. Several illustrative cases are presented.

PMID:
1442635
DOI:
10.1080/00029157.1992.10402977
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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