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Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2016;64(1):116-36. doi: 10.1080/00207144.2015.1099406.

A Meta-Analysis for the Efficacy of Hypnotherapy in Alleviating PTSD Symptoms.

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1
a University of Medicine and Pharmacy Gr. T. Popa Iași , Romania.
2
b Alexandru Ioan-Cuza University of Iași and West University of Timișoara , Romania.

Abstract

A systematic review and meta-analysis of the efficacy of hypnotherapy in the treatment of PTSD used literature searches to obtain 47 articles. However, only 6 were experiments testing the efficacy of hypnosis-based treatments. A fixed-effects meta-analysis was applied to postintervention assessment results and 4-week follow-ups. A large effect in favor of hypnosis-based (especially manualized abreactive hypnosis) treatment was found for the studies that reported the posttest results (d = 1.17). The temporal stability of the effect remains strong, as reflected by the 4-week follow-up assessments (d = 1.58) and also by long-term evaluations (e.g., 12 months). Hypnosis appears to be effective in alleviating PTSD symptoms.

PMID:
26599995
DOI:
10.1080/00207144.2015.1099406
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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