Prathivadi Bhayankaram, N, Gilchrist, FJ and Samuels, M (2018) Is hypnotherapy an acceptable treatment option for children with habit cough? Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 37. 27 - 28. ISSN 1873-6963

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Habit cough is a chronic, persistent dry cough which occurs in children only when awake. It is considered functional (non-organic) and can have a significant impact on the quality of life of the child and their family. One possible treatment option for habit cough is hypnotherapy. At our centre we offered hypnotherapy sessions to patients diagnosed with habit cough, and conducted telephone interviews with patients' parents to determine the acceptability of this therapy. Nine patients' parents were interviewed, and despite being unsure of what to expect with hypnotherapy, all nine found it an acceptable treatment option. Parents reported that hypnotherapy appeared to result in cough reduction or cessation in 6 out of 9 cases.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Habit cough, Hypnotherapy, Paediatrics
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2020 10:04
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2020 10:04

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