Somatization of dissociated traumatic memories in a case of reflex sympathetic dystrophy.

@article{Gainer1993SomatizationOD,
  title={Somatization of dissociated traumatic memories in a case of reflex sympathetic dystrophy.},
  author={Michael J. Gainer},
  journal={The American journal of clinical hypnosis},
  year={1993},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={124-31}
}
In this single case report, I examine the treatment of reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) with hypnosis and ego-state therapy in a subject with a dissociative disorder. RSD is an unusual, debilitating, chronic pain syndrome with a usually poor outcome. The subject achieved temporary symptomatic relief using hypnosis and auto-hypnotic pain-management techniques. Eventually, she achieved permanent relief of RSD symptoms that continued over a two-year follow-up period. She achieved this permanent… CONTINUE READING