Is dental phobia a blood-injection-injury phobia?

C.M.H.H. van Houtem, I.H.A. Aartman, D.I. Boomsma, L. Ligthart, C. Visscher, A. de Jongh

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Background Dental phobia is part of the Blood-Injection-Injury (B-I-I) phobia subtype of specific phobia within DSM-IV-TR. To investigate the conceptual validity of this classification, the purpose of the present study was to determine the co-occurrence of dental phobia, typical dental (and B-I-I related) fears, vasovagal fainting, and avoidance of dental care.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1026-1034
Number of pages9
JournalDepression and Anxiety
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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van Houtem, C. M. H. H., Aartman, I. H. A., Boomsma, D. I., Ligthart, L., Visscher, C., & de Jongh, A. (2014). Is dental phobia a blood-injection-injury phobia? Depression and Anxiety, 31(12), 1026-1034.