Experiences, characteristics and treatment of women suffering from dog phobia

  title={Experiences, characteristics and treatment of women suffering from dog phobia},
  author={Willem A Hoffmann and Lourens H. Human},
  pages={28 - 42}
Abstract Dog phobia is a complex psychological phenomenon classified under the anxiety disorders. Twelve female students suffering from dog phobia participated in this qualitative study which included an initial screening, therapeutic intervention and eight-month follow-up. Initial screening was conducted by means of a Fear Survey Schedule and observational assessment of non-verbal behavior during a behavioral approach test (dog stimulus). Therapeutic intervention involved a combination of… 

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