Psychological Treatment of Phobic disorders

Systematic desensitisation and CBT

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1. What did McGrath et al. find?

  • 75% of patients responded well to SD
  • After 12 weeks of SD, aerophobics somatic and psychological effects were reduced during a flight simulation apart from 2 participants
  • There's no evidence to support substitution of symptoms in SD
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2. What is pragmatic disputing?

  • Challenging irrational thoughts based upon the idea that these thoughts aren't helpful
  • Challenging irrational thoughts based on logic
  • Challenging self-defeating thoughts based upon the idea that irrational thoughts are inconsistent with reality

3. Which study found that when aerophobics went through 12 weeks of SD, they all experienced less somatic and psychological effects to a flight stimulation apart from 2 participants?

  • Capafons et al.
  • Langevin
  • McGrath et al.
  • Ohman et al.

4. Which study suggested that there was no evidence of substitution of symptoms

  • McGrath et al.
  • Ohman et al.
  • Langevin
  • Capafons et al.

5. What did Alloy and Abraham find?

  • Those with disorders were accurate in their predictions of the likelihood of an natural disaster
  • 52% success rate using just CBT and 85% success rate of CBT and drug treatment


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