Imaginal flooding and exposure to real phobic situations: treatment outcome with agoraphobic patients.

@article{Mathews1976ImaginalFA,
  title={Imaginal flooding and exposure to real phobic situations: treatment outcome with agoraphobic patients.},
  author={Albert Mathews and Derek W. Johnston and M Lancashire and M Munby and Palma M Shaw and Michael G Gelder},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={1976},
  volume={129},
  pages={361-71}
}
Each of thirty-six female agoraphobic out-patients were treated by one of three methods: 8 sessions of imaginal flooding followed by 8 sessions of practice in the real situation; 16 sessions of combined flooding and practice; or 16 sessions of practice alone. Three therapists treated equal numbers of patients in each group, and there was some evidence that… CONTINUE READING