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2019 Apr 11

BMJ Open



Gut-directed hypnotherapy versus standard medical treatment for nausea in children with functional nausea or functional dyspepsia: protocol of a multicentre randomised trial.


Browne PD, den Hollander B, Speksnijder EM, van Wering HM, Tjon A Ten W, George EK, Groeneweg M, Bevers N, Wessels MMS, van den Berg MM, Goede J, Teklenburg-Roord STA, Frankenhuis C, Benninga MA, Vlieger AM
BMJ Open. 2019 Apr 11; 9(4):e024903.
PMID: 30975672.


The treatment of chronic functional nausea or nausea due to functional dyspepsia in children is generally symptomatic. Moreover, these disorders pose a risk for worse psychosocial and health outcomes in children. Hypnotherapy (HT), by its ability to positively influence gastrointestinal and psychosocial functioning, may be an effective treatment for chronic nausea.