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Hypnosis in dermatology.
Arch Dermatol 2000; 136(3):393-9AD

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Hypnosis is an alternative or complementary therapy that has been used since ancient times to treat medical and dermatologic problems.

OBJECTIVE

To describe the various uses for hypnosis as an alternative or complementary therapy in dermatologic practice.

METHODS

A MEDLINE search was conducted from January 1966 through December 1998 on key words related to hypnosis and skin disorders.

RESULTS

A wide spectrum of dermatologic disorders may be improved or cured using hypnosis as an alternative or complementary therapy, including acne excoriée, alopecia areata, atopic dermatitis, congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma, dyshidrotic dermatitis, erythromelalgia, furuncles, glossodynia, herpes simplex, hyperhidrosis, ichthyosis vulgaris, lichen planus, neurodermatitis, nummular dermatitis, postherpetic neuralgia, pruritus, psoriasis, rosacea, trichotillomania, urticaria, verruca vulgaris, and vitiligo.

CONCLUSION

Appropriately trained clinicians may successfully use hypnosis in selected patients as alternative or complementary therapy for many dermatologic disorders.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa 33612, USA. pshenefe@hsc.usf.edu

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10724204

Citation

Shenefelt, P D.. "Hypnosis in Dermatology." Archives of Dermatology, vol. 136, no. 3, 2000, pp. 393-9.
Shenefelt PD. Hypnosis in dermatology. Arch Dermatol. 2000;136(3):393-9.
Shenefelt, P. D. (2000). Hypnosis in dermatology. Archives of Dermatology, 136(3), pp. 393-9.
Shenefelt PD. Hypnosis in Dermatology. Arch Dermatol. 2000;136(3):393-9. PubMed PMID: 10724204.
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