Hypnosis and Dissociative Identity Disorder (multiple personalities)

Title: Hypnosis in the treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder and Allied States: an overview and case study.
Authors: Kluft, Richard P.
Source: South African Journal of Psychology, Jun2012, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p146-155, 10p
Document Type: Case Study
Subject Terms: CASE studies
HYPNOTISM — Therapeutic use
MULTIPLE personality
HYPNOTIC susceptibility
DESPINE, Antione
Abstract: Hypnosis played a prominent role in the first successful treatment of the condition now known as dissociative identity disorder (DID) by Antoine Despine in the 1830s, and continues to be employed in its treatment in the twenty-first century. Despite its venerable history as a therapeutic modality for this condition, controversy has often compromised the acceptance of hypnosis by the healing professions. In this article, it will be argued that given the nature of hypnosis and that hypnotizability, a genetically mediated capacity, is high in dissociative disorder populations, it is inevitable that hypnosis will play a role in the treatment of DID patients, whether this is acknowledged or not. Thereafter, the roles hypnotically facilitated techniques might play will be reviewed, and the application of several of these techniques in the treatment of a DID patient will be illustrated. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Copyright of South African Journal of Psychology is the property of South African Journal of Psychology and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder’s express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
ISSN: 00812463
Accession Number: 76974507
Persistent link to this record (Permalink): http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=pbh&AN=76974507&site=ehost-live
Cut and Paste: <a href=”http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=pbh&AN=76974507&site=ehost-live“>Hypnosis in the treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder and Allied States: an overview and case study.
Database: Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
Leave a comment

What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: