Dissociative Disorder Not Otherwise Specified

This category encompasses wide diversity, including cases with great similarity to dissociative identity disorder (often called ego-state disorders), derealization without depersonalization, the dissociative sequelae of coercive persuasion, dissociative trance disorder (see above), Ganser's syndrome, dissociative psychoses, some gender identity disturbances, and a mixture of dissociative symptoms of all sorts (American Psychiatric Association, 1994; Coons, 1992b). The use of hypnosis with such patients will parallel its use in patients with the conditions most akin to the symptom clusters in question. Coons' (1992b) study is a landmark contribution. Very little else has been written about the treatment of these patients, except for those forms most akin to dissociative identity disorder. The ego-state model of Watkins and Watkins (1997), which employs hypnosis to access and work with ego states, to negotiate among them, and to resolve their traumata, may be very effective with this group, as can be the interventions discussed above under dissociative identity disorder.

Advanced Hypnosis For Newbies

Advanced Hypnosis For Newbies

For anyone concerned that this is a report designed to teach readers how to convince crowds of people to act like chickens or dance to an unheard song just with a carefully placed keyword - relax. While hypnosis is often paraded in that form with large crowds visiting celebrity hypnosis experts to see what wonders they can perform, the majority of hypnosis used is to aid people seeking a solution to a problem they cannot resolve easily with any other method.

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