Rapid treatment of blood and injection phobias with eye movement desensitization
A 21-year-old woman with injection and blood phobias was treated successfully using eye movement desensitization. Treatment was conducted over four abbreviated sessions involving less than 1 hour of actual treatment time. Fear changes following treatment were monitored through self-report and physiological response, both within and between sessions, and in relation to the behaviors of seeking and receiving an injection (flu shot) and having blood drawn. Treatment effects were maintained at follow-ups of 1, 14, and 24 weeks.
Original Work Citation
Kleinknecht, R. A. (1993, September). Rapid treatment of blood and injection phobias with eye movement desensitization. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 24(3), 211-217. doi:10.1016/0005-7916(93)90023-P
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