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Br J Dermatol. 1995 May;132(5):778-83.

Hypnotherapy as a treatment for atopic dermatitis in adults and children.

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Department of Dermatology, Barnsley District General Hospital, U.K.

Abstract

Eighteen adults with extensive atopic dermatitis, resistant to conventional treatment, were treated by hypnotherapy, with statistically significant benefit (P < 0.01) measured both subjectively and objectively, which was maintained at up to 2 years where results were available. Twenty children with severe, resistant atopic dermatitis were treated by hypnosis. All but one showed immediate improvement, which was maintained at the following two clinic appointments. In 12 children, replies to a questionnaire at up to 18 months after treatment, showed that 10 had maintained improvement in itching and scratching, nine in sleep disturbance, and seven maintained improvement in itching and scratching, nine in sleep disturbance, and seven maintained improvement in mood.

PMID:
7772485
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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