Using a hospital for desensitization of an outpatient's illness-related fears.

@article{Powers1975UsingAH,
  title={Using a hospital for desensitization of an outpatient's illness-related fears.},
  author={Pauline S. Powers and H P Powers},
  journal={Hospital & community psychiatry},
  year={1975},
  volume={26 10},
  pages={675-7}
}
An outpatient with phobias related to enclosed places, hospitals, doctors, and cancer was treated by systematic desensitization; the facilities of a general hospital were used for part of the process. Steps in treatment included securing a complete psychiatric and social history, teaching the patient relaxation therapy techniques, and establishing a… CONTINUE READING