Treatment of choking phobia by targeting traumatic memories with EMDR:  A case study

Description

Choking phobia is a specific phobia characterized by fear and avoidance of swallowing foods and liquids. It often develops following an episode of choking on food. A prospective case study of a 30-year-old woman with a phobia of choking, acquired after a series of traumatic incidents 5 years previously, demonstrates the usefulness of an approach that is aimed at processing the disturbing memories of a traumatic event. Two therapy sessions of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) produced a lasting decrease in symptomatology.

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Journal

Language

English

Author(s)

Ad de Jongh
Erik ten Broeke

Original Work Citation

de Jongh, A., & ten Broeke, E. (1998). Treatment of choking phobia by targeting traumatic memories with EMDR: A case study. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 5(4), 264-269. doi:10.1002/(SICI)1099-0879(199812)5:4<264::AID-CPP176>3.0.CO;2-M

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Citation

“Treatment of choking phobia by targeting traumatic memories with EMDR:  A case study,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 28, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/16420.

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