32. Iatrogenic depression
PERSON: old man.
DESCRIPTION: serious depression and anxiety refractory to more than two years of drug therapy; increased sadness, lack of strength, dark thoughts, insomnia.
APPROACH: supportive hypnosis; sudden uncovering of a traumatic memory when he was young (diagnosis of incurability of an articular rheumatism at the ankle, very negative prognosis, deep iatrogenic anxiety degenerated into serious behavioral disturbances treated with some electroshocks); hypnotic desensitization to the trauma.
RESULT: mood normalization after 4 sessions; nocturnal sleep normal again; greater physical strength; good conditions.
UPDATE (3 months): absence of relapses.
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