Treating clinically significant avoidance of public transport following the London bombings?

Rachel V Handley, Paul M Salkovskis, Anke Ehlers

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Abstract

Background: The present paper describes the cognitive-behavioral approach evolved and adapted to treat survivors of the London bombings experiencing fear and avoidance of public transport (travel phobia).
Method: Treatment outcomes for a consecutive case series (N = 11) are reported.
Results: All individuals who completed treatment (N = 10) had returned to their pre-bombing use of transport and reported minimal symptoms.
Conclusions: The need for appropriately tailored treatment based on differential diagnosis and formulation and the importance of incorporating skills for treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-93
Number of pages7
JournalBehavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • London bombings
  • clinically significant avoidance
  • treatment
  • public transport
  • cognitive behavioral approach
  • survivors
  • avoidance
  • fear

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