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ERIC Number: EJ803827
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1077-7229
Treating Self-Injection Phobia in Patients Prescribed Injectable Medications: A Case Example Illustrating a Six-Session Treatment Model
Cox, Darcy; Mohr, David C.; Epstein, Lucy
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, v11 n3 p278-283 Sum 2004
This article provides a case description of a patient with multiple sclerosis prescribed interferon beta-1a (IFN[beta]-1a), a weekly intramuscular injection, who met "DSM-IV" criteria for specific phobia, blood/injection type. This patient successfully completed a 6-week manualized cognitive-behavioral treatment for self-injection anxiety. Issues presented include dealing with vasovagal responses and examples of typical dysfunctional thoughts related to self-injecting. The patient was able to successfully self-inject following treatment, and gains were maintained for 18-month follow-up.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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