Is Clinical Hypnosis an Empirically Supported Treatment For Depression?

From personal experience, I would say Hypnotherapy saved my life.

There is a large body of clinical evidence and a growing body of empirical evidence that hypnosis can contribute significantly to positive treatment results in a variety of ways (i.e., directly and indirectly) related to depression. Specifically, a considerable literature already amassed attests to the value of hypnosis as a tool of empowerment, especially important in diminishing depression.

in fact, clinical reports in professional books and scientific journals which describe symptom improvement in various disorders following the use of hypnosis routinely report a diminution of depression. These studies specifically mention depression reduction when describing positive results in treating pain, anxiety, and other physical and psychological symptoms

(Crawford & Barabasz,1993; lynch, 1999; Montgomery, Duhamel & redd, 2000; Moore & Burrows,1991;schoenberger, Kirsch, Gearan, Montgomery & pastyrnak, 1997; yapko, 1993)

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