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  1. This is from 1997 - before the publication of the Dissociative Identity Disorder treatment guidelines. Hypnosis should not be used for any memory work, but some auto-hypnotic techniques can be taught for self-soothing, for example visualizing a "safe space". Hypnosis is not considered a primary treatment method, although historically some of the first practitioners to try to treat dissociative identity disorder had some success, Pierre Janet and Signmund Freud studied the effects of hypnosis.

    The treatment guidelines for dissociative identity disorder can be found on and are summarized here

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