Hypnotherapy and Narcosynthesis
Perhaps the symptom that is the sine qua non of PTSD is the reexperiencing of the event through intrusive imagery. The dissociative quality of these experiences (that is, the perceived nonvolitional aspect of the experience) was part of the unsuccessful impetus to place PTSD under the dissociative disorders in the DSM-III-R (Keane, personal communication, March 1988). Yet, some people who are traumatized develop PTSD, while others do not. Is it possible that people who develop PTSD are more hypnotizable than those who do not?
KeywordsTraumatic Event Generalize Anxiety Disorder Vietnam Veteran Traumatic Complex Dissociative Disorder
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