Alopecia Areata Hypnosis for Psychological Wellbeing
Severe and prolonged forms of alopecia areata can have serious psychological effects that can lead to significant reductions in a persons quality of life. Long term symptoms in 21 participants with refractory alopecia areata were examined. Over a 6-month period, participants received 10 hypnotherapy sessions. Post-treatment, participants anxiety, amelioration of alexithymia, depression and mental well-being was evaluated. Results indicated there was a significant improvement throughout all areas which was also maintained up to 6 months after the treatment finished.