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Simple techniques to treat medical phobias.
  1. C. B. Taylor,
  2. J. M. Ferguson,
  3. B. M. Wermuth


    Participant modelling, a behaviourally-orientated treatment technique, is an effect method of treating phobias associated with minor medical procedures or apparatus such as needles or intravenous catheters. The steps in this technique are described and two cases of severe needle phobias successfully treated with participant modelling are presented to illustrate further its application.

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