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J Nerv Ment Dis. 1983 Aug;171(8):506-8.

Treatment of phobophobia by exposure to CO2-induced anxiety symptoms.


It is argued that fear of fear, or phobophobia, can be an important maintaining factor in cases of seemingly free-floating anxiety with periodic panic attacks and that effective treatment consists of exposure to the feared neurovegetative sensations. The case history presented suggests that inhalation of CO2-O2 mixtures induces the phobic interoceptive sensations and that it can be used in the exposure treatment of phobophobia.

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