Volume 26, Issue 1 (January 1981)
I. A Hypnotherapeutic Approach to Exhibitionism: Outpatient Therapeutic Strategy
A technique to cause cessation of impulse and to shorten the course of treatment for individuals who engage in exhibitionism is described. The patients were carefully selected. The psychodynamics were described and identified for each patient, and the results have been favorable to date. The great advantages of the methods used have been keeping the patient functional in society, shortening the duration of treatment, and reducing cost. The technique has been successful in the treatment of patients suffering from other forms of impulse disorders. Long-term follow-up studies are recommended for any patient receiving this method of hypnotic treatment.