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Are there people who should not be hypnotized?

Medical doctors and mental health professionals may indicate that hypnosis is contraindicated for a number of conditions, including:

  • Schizophrenia and other mental health disorders.
  • Developmental disabilities.
  • Use of certain drugs.
  • Ongoing psychiatric treatment.

Although hypnosis has seen some amazing results over a wide spectrum of conditions, hypnotherapy is generally an adjunct therapy and is not a substitute for medical or psychiatric care.