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(p. 101) Overcoming Phobias of Blood, Needles, Doctors, and Dentists 

(p. 101) Overcoming Phobias of Blood, Needles, Doctors, and Dentists
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(p. 101) Overcoming Phobias of Blood, Needles, Doctors, and Dentists
Author(s):

Michelle G. Craske

, Martin M. Antony

, and David H. Barlow

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780195189179.003.0010
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date: 21 September 2017

Chapter 10 begins with an introduction to the nature of blood, injection, and injury phobias. These phobias are defined and an evolutionary perspective is used to explain the diphasic physiological response and the tendency to faint that is associated with these phobias and not with other phobias. Clients are given a case example and information regarding the epidemiology and etiology of these phobias.

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