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The psychodynamic treatment of combat neuroses (PTSD) with hypnosis during World War II.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10902297     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a large Army hospital during World War II, a full-time program in hypnotherapy for battle trauma cases was developed. Symptoms included severe anxiety, phobias, conversions, hysterias, and dissociations. Many hypnoanalytic techniques were used, especially including abreactions. Good therapeutic results were frequent, as demonstrated by typical cases. There was no evidence that the abreactive procedure tended to retraumatize patients or initiate psychotic reactions.
J G Watkins
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of clinical and experimental hypnosis     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0020-7144     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Clin Exp Hypn     Publication Date:  2000 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-09-26     Completed Date:  2000-09-26     Revised Date:  2009-03-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376166     Medline TA:  Int J Clin Exp Hypn     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  324-35; discussion 336-41     Citation Subset:  IM; Q    
University of Montana, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Combat Disorders* / therapy
History, 20th Century
United States

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