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06 Aug 2008

memory loss ((Doc pls answer)
i need to get something to help me with my memory. I used to be proactive and listen attentively during meetings now i can'  t remember what we talked about a minute ago okay i may remember vividly. I was thinking of going to the Hypnotists to help me, would this help.

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Punky.
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

There isn't the slightest, faintest shred of good scientific evidence that ANYTHING a hypnotist could do, has EVER helped anyone with memory problems. In fact, because it is so inclined to induce false memories, in most countries testimony based on "memories" recovered under hypnosis are not allowed in court, and rightly so.
Looking for hypnosis to solve problems, is looking for magic.
There are many possible causes for memory problems, some minor and some very serious indeed ; and hypnotists are not capable of doing a proper assessment or making a proper diagnosis. And that's what you most need --- see a good general physicial ( specialist in internal medicine ) or a neurologist or psychiatrist for a full assessment, to establish the scale of this problem and its likely cause(s). Only based on a proper diagnosis is it possible to plan rational and effective treatment.
A warning --- we have a very boring and pompous hypnosis fanatic calling himelf Homeoepsych, who tends to haunt this forum, insisting that hypnosis is marvellous for almost anything. Ignore him, as one should ignore all fanatics
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