Case study: disgust and a specific phobia of buttons.

  title={Case study: disgust and a specific phobia of buttons.},
  author={Lissette M. Saavedra and Wendy K. Silverman},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  volume={41 11},
  • L. Saavedra, W. Silverman
  • Published 1 November 2002
  • Psychology
  • Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
The role of disgust in childhood phobias has received limited attention in the psychiatric literature. Available studies suggest that attention to the emotion of disgust is optimal for reduction of phobic symptoms given that the interaction between fear and disgust has been found to maintain and even exacerbate phobias. Disgust was targeted via imagery exposures as part of an exposure-based cognitive-behavioral intervention for a 9-year-old Hispanic American boy who presented with a specific… 
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