Hypnosis in the treatment of morgellons disease: A case study

Ashley M. Gartner, Sara L. Dolan, Matthew S. Stanford, Gary R. Elkins

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Abstract

Morgellons Disease is a condition involving painful skin lesions, fibrous growths protruding from the skin, and subcutaneous stinging and burning sensations, along with symptoms of anxiety, depression, fatigue, and memory and attention deficits. The etiological and physiological bases of these symptoms are unclear, making the diagnosis controversial and challenging to treat. There are currently no established treatments for Morgellons Disease. The following case example depicts treatment of a woman with Morgellons Disease using hypnotherapy. Data from this case example suggest that hypnotherapy is a promising intervention for the physical and psychological symptoms associated with Morgellons Disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)242-249
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
Volume59
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and Manual Therapy
  • Clinical Psychology

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