January 1969

Past Ego States Emerging in Hypnoanalysis.

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By Edith Klemperer, MD. Price, $10.50. Pp 270 XVII. Charles C Thomas, Publishers, 301-327 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, Ill, 1968.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1969;20(1):124-125. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1969.01740130126013

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Among the many books on hypnosis that have appeared on the contemporary scene, Dr. Klemperer's stands out by its straightforward simplicity and clarity of purpose. The book grew out of questions arising in her work with patients whose disorders encompassed many of the conditions subsumed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of The American Psychiatric Association. She presents hypnoanalysis as a treatment modality in its own right rather than as an adjunct to psychotherapy, stating that at present this is a matter of subjective preference in the absence of "conclusive proof for or against its use as a major technique in psychotherapy."

There are three parts. In the first, the Introduction, Dr. Klemperer describes her method of inducing trance, the reasons for the method and its variations, and the manner in which therapy is conducted. The second part, the first chapter, consists in a

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