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Self hypnotherapeutic treatment of habitual reflex vomiting.
  1. B S Sokel,
  2. S P Devane,
  3. A Bentovim,
  4. P J Milla
  1. Department of Psychological Medicine, Hospital for Sick Children, London.


    A 9 year old boy with intractable postprandial reflex vomiting was taught a self hypnotherapy technique incorporating relaxation exercises, mental imagery, and suggestions of symptom relief. The sequence was recorded on a personal stereo cassette tape. Vomiting was completely eliminated within four weeks. At 12 month review vomiting had not recurred.

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