Use of hypnosis for improving medication compliance in psychiatric patients.
Factors involved in failure to comply with medication regimens may be divided into four categories: patient characteristics, physician-patient relationship, psychosocial environment, and treatment regimen features. Although several methods aimed at improving medication compliance have been described in the literature, hypnosis was not among them. Three cases in which hypnosis was effective for improving compliance are presented, suggesting that hypnotherapy for compliance problems has potential clinical applications.
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