Psychological Intervention of Murophobia

  • A Yihun
  • P Anand
  • F Abebe
Keywords: Phobia, Murophobia, Clinical interview, Mental status examination, Cognitive-behaviour intervention

Abstract

Although phobia is more commonly observed during adolescence as
compared to adulthood, its specific type of murophobia is uncommon. Especially in a country like Ethiopia, where awareness, orientation to mental health and its psychological treatment is undergoing its infancy on account of several reasons, the neurotic disorders are rarely reported to mental health clinicians. The present study is a case report of a 16-year old adolescent female with murophobia. The case was not registered in any general
medical clinic and was sent to our department for further psychological assessment and intervention. The client was comprehensively examined through clinical interview, behavioural analysis and treated by cognitive-behaviour technique of psychological intervention and without the inclusion of psychiatric treatment. Details of the psychological assessment and intervention have been presented in this case report.
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