When the fear of cold becomes uncontrollable: two cases of frigophobia


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KİTİŞ Y. , Gurhan N., Sonmez E.

CUKUROVA MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.43, ss.1028-1033, 2018 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 43 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.17826/cumj.338163
  • Dergi Adı: CUKUROVA MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1028-1033

Özet

The aim of this study is to consider cultural and behavioural factors of frigophobia development by examining undeclared frigophobia cases in Turkey. This report discusses two cases of a specific phobia (frigophobia) determined during home visits. The study suggests that raising awareness at all levels of the healthcare services in this respect and approaching the field in a multi- disciplinary team work in identifying and treatment of cases would improve the lives of individuals suffering from such phobias.