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Ciaran
22-07-2010, 03:57 PM
How Do You Treat Rabbit Phobia?

With rabbits.


A German student who claimed her teacher was terrified of rabbits was exonerated in a defamation suit on Tuesday when the judge determined that the teacher did, indeed, have a raging case of leporiphobia. The bizarre story began when a chalk drawing of a bunny caused the teacher to cry and flee her classroom. How do psychologists treat rabbit phobia?

By forcing the patient to confront a bunny head-on.

http://www.slate.com/id/2261247/


Might be useful for a few leporiphobics I know...

Mazda
22-07-2010, 04:13 PM
I havent read the article. But... systymatic dessensitisation(sp) may work? It involes relaxing the patient, then showing a picture of a rabbit. then gradually bigger things. like a soft rabbit toy... then mabye a real rabbit then eventually work to being able to hold a rabbit.