Hypnosis in the Treatment of a Case of Guillain-Barre’s Disease

  • Andrea Gambacciani
  • Gualtiero Guantieri


The authors report on the treatment of a patient exhibiting sensory-motor disturbances of Guillain-Barré’s disease, which had begun three years earlier.

Hypnosis was an important stage in treatment. The patient was helped to regain his former behavioral patterns through several sessions of both spontaneous and induced regression. These patterns, imprinted with considerable force in every life-situation, had been completely erased by the neurological disorder. They were restored and positively extended, making use of comparisons between elements which emerged under hypnosis and elements of present conditions of life. During treatment a considerable improvement in sensitivity and movement was also noted.


Sensory Function Sensory Experience Psychosomatic Medicine Nocturnal Enuresis Sensory Disturbance 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrea Gambacciani
    • 1
  • Gualtiero Guantieri
    • 2
  1. 1.Convalescent and Functional Retraining DivisionOspedale al MareVenezia, LidoItaly
  2. 2.H. Bernheim Center for the Study of Clinical HypnosisVeronaItaly

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