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BACKGROUND: The present paper describes the cognitive-behavioural 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 publication

DOI

10.1017/S1352465808004943

Type

Journal article

Journal

Behav Cogn Psychother

Publication Date

01/2009

Volume

37

Pages

87 - 93

Keywords

Anxiety Disorders, Cognitive Therapy, Diagnosis, Differential, England, Escape Reaction, Explosions, Humans, International Classification of Diseases, Phobic Disorders, Public Sector, Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic, Terrorism, Transportation, Travel