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Hypno CBT Approach in Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder: A Single Case Study

Dr. Deepika Chamoli Shahi , Maj(Retd.) Anupa Devi Kairy

DIP: 18.02.009/20240902

DOI: 10.25215/2455/0902009

Received: April 18, 2024; Revision Received: May 12, 2024; Accepted: May 16, 2024


This research article presents a single in depth case study about a case of dissociative identity disorder who was on medications for 8 years without much improvement. The 29 years old married female had derealisation, depersonalisation, hallucinations, delusions, tiredness and switched 7 psychiatrists in 8 years. The last psychiatrist referred her to the psychologist for CBT. The psychologist decided to manage the case with hypno CBT approach and the client was off medication after 14 sessions in 1 year and the psychotherapy was weaned off after 20 sessions. In this case the psychologist included the husband in the management plan and hypno CBT with family counselling worked wonderfully in treating the client.

The author(s) appreciates all those who participated in the study and helped to facilitate the research process.

The author(s) declared no conflict of interest.

This is an Open Access Research distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any Medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.02.009/20240902

DOI: 10.25215/2455/0902009

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Volume 09 Issue 2, April – June, 2024

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