Choking Phobia : An Uncommon Phobic Disorder, Treated with Behavior Therapy : A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Abstract

Choking phobia is a relatively uncommon phobic disorder which is often encountered by otorhinolaryngologists and referred to psychiatrists as a cause of psychogenic dysphagia. If not diagnosed early and treated appropriately, it can have severe detrimental effects on the physical and psychological health of an individual. We present a case of a 20 year old female who presented with choking phobia and was treated with behavior therapy. Additionally, we discuss the differential diagnosis and treatment strategies of this rare anxiety disorder.

DOI: 10.11919/j.issn.1002-0829.216055

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@inproceedings{Sahoo2016ChokingP, title={Choking Phobia : An Uncommon Phobic Disorder, Treated with Behavior Therapy : A Case Report and Review of the Literature}, author={Swapnajeet Sahoo and Nandita Hazari and Susanta Kumar Padhy}, booktitle={Shanghai archives of psychiatry}, year={2016} }