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Choking phobia: a review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8149735     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Choking phobia is characterized by fear and avoidance of swallowing food, fluids, or pills. Most individuals with this phobia suddenly acquire their fear after an episode of choking on food. Fear of choking appears to occur somewhat more often in females than in males, and has a variable age of onset ranging from childhood to old age. Its prevalence is unknown. Choking phobia appears responsive to antipanic medication and to certain cognitive and behavioral therapies.
R J McNally
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Comprehensive psychiatry     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0010-440X     ISO Abbreviation:  Compr Psychiatry     Publication Date:    1994 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-05-06     Completed Date:  1994-05-06     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372612     Medline TA:  Compr Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  83-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138.
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MeSH Terms
Airway Obstruction / psychology*
Anorexia Nervosa / classification,  diagnosis,  psychology
Diagnosis, Differential
Middle Aged
Phobic Disorders / classification,  diagnosis*,  psychology
Weight Loss
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