Year: 1981 Source: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, v.26, (December 1981), p.555-557 SIEC No: 19842696

The author presents 3 case histories illustrating the effectiveness of hypnosis in patients for whom usual psychotherapy or pharmacotherapy had not been successful. Prerequisites for this type of therapy are: the ability to concentrate; to understand normal speech without difficulty; being agreeable to the use of hypnosis. Institutionalization & further debilitation was prevented in these cases by the use of hypnosis.(NBB)