Advantages And Disadvantages Of Hypnosis

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There is also evidence that suggests that the person who commits a crime in public, does not necessarily leave the scene of the crime, and are more likely to confess if caught. In addition, it has been found that drugs and alcohol on top of their mental illness will worsen their condition, which leads them to commit the crime. The other factor that contributes to the sufferer to commit a crime is their ability to "refuse treatment" (Howitt, 2009, p.380) for their condition. With their refusal of treatment, patients are more likely to commit other violent acts in the future.
According to Propst (2011),"antipsychotic medications" helps to reduce the symptoms of schizophrenia. However, it is not always effective between "10 – 60% of patients respond poorly or incompletely to typical antipsychotics" (Propst, 2011: p. 55). Between 20 and 30% taking,
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Hypnosis can help "a patient experience posthypnotic alterations in perception, sensation, emotion, thought, and/or behaviour" (Horowitz, 2006, p. 86). Hypnosis has shown benefits in other fields such as relaxation and quit smoking to name but a few. There are different forms of hypnosis techniques available these are "conventional, Ericksonian, neurolinguistic programming, and age-regression hypnosis" (Horowitz, 2006, p. 86). It may provide the patient some relief and further studies into hypnosis is essential. Used in conjunction with ToM, therapy and pharmacological treatments, which can be tailor-made to the needs of 'each individual ', may bring about change. This could bring huge benefits to those suffering from command hallucinations and possibly a long-term solution. To start, the patient is to begin a simple relaxation hypnosis that they can take home and listen to it nightly for three weeks. If the patient is able to keep a diary on how they feel daily this can benefit the doctors, and then they can make adjustments

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