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Cognitive behavioural therapy and severe needle phobia – a case study

  title={Cognitive behavioural therapy and severe needle phobia – a case study},
  author={P. Lisowska and L. Zoitopoulos},
Aim: To establish the aetiology of severe needle phobia in a 13yearold patient, investigate its effect and use a range of anxiety management techniques to overcome this, in order to achieve medical and dental treatment. Method: The patient’s history was explored in liaison with the anxiety team at the Maudsley Hospital, South London. Clinical examination was carried out using three steps: establishing the problem, identifying the effect on the patient and rectifying the problem. The latter was… Expand
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