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


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KİTİŞ Y., Gurhan N., SÖNMEZ SARI E.

CUKUROVA MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.43, no.4, pp.1028-1033, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.17826/cumj.338163
  • Title of Journal : CUKUROVA MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.1028-1033

Abstract

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.