Problematique phobique et retard mental. Reflexions a propos d'un cas

Translated title of the contribution: Phobic disorder and mental retardation. A case report

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Phobic disorder is a frequent comorbid condition of mental retardation which aggravates the social prognosis. We report the case of a 40 year-old panphobic woman who consulted in the sheltered workshop where she worked for several years. Her treatment highlights that: 1) a short period of in-vivo exposure during the course of her psychodynamic therapy was only possible when a positive transference had been created, and gave good therapeutic results; 2) a family consultation made parents' collaboration possible and helped to reveal catastrophic fantasies which paralysed the whole family.

Translated title of the contributionPhobic disorder and mental retardation. A case report
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)147-150
Number of pages4
JournalAnnales de Psychiatrie
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • In vivo exposure
  • Mental retardation
  • Phobia
  • Psychotherapy


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