Do you have a fear or phobia?
SNAKES, SPIDERS, LIZARDS, MOTHS, DOGS, COCKROACHES
Are these things that make you anxious?
Is there something else that you are afraid of? You may have a phobia.
Do you want to overcome your fear?
A phobia is a marked and persistent fear of an object, situation or event, which is excessive and unreasonable, and which interferers with one’s everyday life. Phobias are more common than is often thought, with phobias being one of the most common anxiety disorders experienced by older adults. But the good news is, phobias have been shown to be effectively treated with psychotherapy.
The University of Queensland is current conducting a research study starting in 2012 investigating how adults and older adults with phobias respond to their feared stimulus before and after psychotherapy. The research team is currently recruiting men and women between the ages of 65 and 80 who may have a phobia. Participation is free, with minimal waiting time, and will involve pre-treatment assessments, phobia treatment using group cognitive behavioural therapy, psychophysiological measurements, and follow-up testing.
If you would like more information about this study, or would like to participate, please contact:
Madeline Farmer, Clinical Psychology and Geropsychology
Doctorate Candidate. School of Psychology
PHONE: 0415 701 290FAX: 3365-4466