A case of enuresis: an hypnotic failure but a therapeutic success

J. L. Krass, J. K. Collins

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    A case of onset enuresis of 13 years' duration is discussed. Hypnotherapeutic intervention produced an initial remission wich was shortlived. There were indications that the hypnosis was focussing attention on the symptom and heightening anxiety. Reanalysis of the problem led to a cognitive approach to counselling which was immediately effective. Discussion centres on the need to monitor the course of therapy and continually evaluate its efficacy. The enuresis was not completely eradicated but the patient's level of general functioning was enhanced and at the time of discontinuing therapy successful outcome was in sight.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)85-92
    Number of pages8
    JournalAustralian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1984


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