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Therapist guided internet based cognitive behavioural therapy for body dysmorphic disorder: single blind randomised controlled trial

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 02 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i241

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Clinical hypnotherapy for body dysmorhic disorder

Cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy has demonstrated 70% enhanced treatment outcomes and long term remission compared to CBT alone, in meta-analysis of 18 relative studies. [1]
Additionally, hypnosis sessions can also deal with associated phobias, substance abuse, eating disorders, low self esteem, social behavior patterns, motivation development, etc, commonly encountered in such patients, at the subconscious level. [2][3][4]
Methods like reframing, ego reinforcement, releasing tension, taking responsibility, age progression, physical dissociation, metaphor, anchors, confusion techniques for facilitating specific amnesia, have profound long term impact.

Competing interests: Dr Stavros Saripanidis is also certified in providing clinical hypnotherapy interventions.

09 February 2016
Stavros Saripanidis
Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Thessaloniki, Greece