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Hypnotherapeutische Behandlungsansätze bei funktionellen Bauchschmerzen im Kindes- und Jugendalter


Hypnotherapeutic Treatment Approaches in Children and Adolescents Suffering from Functional Abdominal Pain Functional abdominal pain significantly impairs day-to-day function. It is one of the most frequent somatic complaints among children and adolescents. For most of those affected, despite some indication of their possible presence, physiological factors fail to explain the symptoms adequately. The increased level of psychological symptoms suggests that the focus should be on behavioural and psychological aspects. Brief hypnotherapeutic treatment methods show encouraging results. A review of the current literature; potential mechanisms of effective intervention and their practical applicability are discussed.