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F. A., physician in Hapsburg Empire, 1733-1815. See: mesmerism.

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Q. HYPNOSIS can hypnosis be used in bi-polar disorder?

A. there is no reason why not. people with bipolar disorder can be susceptible to hypnosis like any others. but like all population the ability to be hypnotized is variable. some are very suggestible and some are not. doesn't say anything on the person- very smart and intelligent people can be hypnotized.

Q. How effective is hypnosis in treating alcoholism? And how expensive is it? I've already tried hypnotherapy for social anxiety problems but the guy was a useless quack and I didn't even go under properly.

A. Hypnosis is a very effective treatment for addictions, it was used back in the 19th century as one but the use of hypnosis today is smaller then before. Here is a web page with some info about it:

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Although Mesmer was thoroughly discredited, magnet therapy flourished in the U.
Mesmerism evolved into hypnotism when it was realized that the same effects could be achieved without the magnets Mesmer used.
Mesmer claimed that he could cure diseases by correcting the flow of "animal magnetism" in his patients during seance-like group sessions.
No obstante, el impulso de Mesmer habria de llevara que la comprension de la intimidad magico-interpersonal en la psicologia romantica pudiera abrirse a una comprension completamente nueva de la psique como recuerdo de las protorelaciones subjetivas" (35).
Hypnotism, since its introduction by Anton Mesmer, ('mesmerism'), was sometimes effective, but, for the most part, even the most minor surgery was a horribly painful affair and surgeons and dentists prided themselves on the speed with which they could operate.
Austrian physician Franz Anton Mesmer tried to cure patients by transferring "magnetism," as he called it, from his body to his patients (after putting them in a trance).
Mesmer and Mesmer (2008) assessed the evidence related to various instructional styles for teaching reading to children with learning disabilities.
Swedenborg, Mesmer, & the Mind/Body Connection: The Roots of Contemporary Medicine" delves into the philosophies and practices developed by Swedenborg and Mesmer as they developed their ideas of complementary medicine, and alternative practices such as spiritual healing, psychic ideas, and other ideas that have evolved into today's new age and alternative medicine.
1783 Surge el mesmerismo (4)--antecedente del hipnotismo--, fundado por Franz Anton Mesmer, y popularizado por James Braid en la cura de la histeria.
Decodable texts often accompany programs of systematic phonics instruction to assist children in applying phonetic knowledge (Brown, 1999/2000; Jenkins, Peyton, Sanders, & Vadasy, 2004; Juel & Roper/Schneider, 1985; Mesmer, 1999; National Reading Panel, 2000).