A Case of Acute Stress in Post-hypnotized Patient


  • Cut Rika Pratiwi Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1632-5769
  • Elmeida Effendy Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia
  • Muhammad Surya Husada Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia




Hypnotized, Traumatic, Acute stress


Background: Mental health conditions that can occur immediately after a traumatic event is called acute stress reaction; in this case, happens after hypnosis. This can cause a variety of psychological symptoms without attention or treatment, causesost-traumatic stress disorder.

The psychological symptoms can negatively affect the quality of life, especially the reactions arise after a traumatic event that after being hypnotized. Hypnosis works by changing the activity in brain regions associated with attention or alertness. At the time hypnotised, we saw a very high level of concentration, so that suggestions given to him will be more easily accepted.

Case Report: The case presented is the hypnotic impact of acute stress reactions. A woman named Mrs. J 63 years old. The Karo tribe who experienced anxiety, fear, and difficulty sleeping after experiencing hypnosis four days ago. This experienced it after being hypnotized at home.

Conclusion: Hypnosis plays a role in all parts of life involving human mind. Hypnosis is a science that exploits the potential mental and hidden in humans, known as the subconscious. in medical health, hypnosis therapy is very important, what we need to realize is that hypnosis with bad intentions can harm humans. Hypnosis incident was reported in patients who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder. found in many women. older women are more vulnerable to acute stress. Previous research has shown that hypnotic susceptibility correlated with personality traits.


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How to Cite

Pratiwi CR, Effendy E, Husada MS. A Case of Acute Stress in Post-hypnotized Patient. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2021 May 16 [cited 2021 Sep. 20];9(T3):13-5. Available from: https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/6286

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