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100. Psychogenic vomiting

PERSON: woman.
DESCRIPTION: psychogenic vomiting; "several years ago I had a postpartum depression, and for 5-6 days a week I was unable to eat, and I vomited; I have been told that I have anxiety and depression, and I had to take several drugs, antidepressants, tranquilizers, and antispastics, but without results; I have been told that I vomit to fight my nervousness, but I don't see a way to escape from this, and I cannot continue in this way".
APPROACH: hypnosis employed to give more strength against the problems of life, and then "let's see what will happen".
RESULT: discovery of a need (necessary but sufficient for helping her) to keep in mind the experiences of success and love in her life; development of a good self-protection during the second session (extensive amnesias and hypnotic dissociations, very interesting because spontaneous); disappearance of her vomiting, and personal goals reached after the third and last session.
UPDATE (6 months): completely free from vomiting, quiet relationship with food, stable resumption of her work (interrupted because of anxiety and depression).

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