Case study: disgust and a specific phobia of buttons.

@article{Saavedra2002CaseSD,
  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},
  year={2002},
  volume={41 11},
  pages={
          1376-9
        }
}
  • L. Saavedra, W. Silverman
  • Published 1 November 2002
  • Psychology
  • Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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