Abnormal and Behavioural Psychology

ISSN: 2472-0496

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Eleftheria Ismirlidou

Speech and Language Pathologist, Eleftheria Logou, Thessaloniki, Greece

  • Case Report   
    Phagophobia in a Young Woman with Autism Spectrum Disorders Using Speech Language Therapy: A Case Report
    Author(s): Eleftheria Ismirlidou*

    Purpose: Choking phobia or phagophobia is a rare disorder and relevant literature is extremely limited. Specifically, it is said that phagophobia is a phobic disorder and it is a form of psychogenic dysphagia. People with phagophobia face no pathological physical examination findings, even though they fear and avoid swallowing food, fluids and/or pills. Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is a developmental disability. ASD individuals face difficulties with communication, social interaction with restricted and/or repetitive patterns of behaviour. There is no relevant research – that has come to my attention- in accordance with phagophobia and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Method: In this article, I present an autistic 32-year-old female who visited me on her own and was facing difficulty, fear and avoidance of swallowi.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.37421/2472-0496.2023.9.193

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