Disgust, fear, and the anxiety disorders: a critical review.

  title={Disgust, fear, and the anxiety disorders: a critical review.},
  author={Josh M. Cisler and Bunmi O. Olatunji and Jeffrey M. Lohr},
  journal={Clinical psychology review},
  volume={29 1},
Anxiety disorders have traditionally been conceptualized as reflecting the emotions of fear and anxiety. A developing program of research demonstrates a relation between disgust and three specific anxiety disorders: blood-injection-injury (BII) phobia, spider phobia, and contamination-related obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). This review serves three purposes. First, the authors review the response patterns predicted to be observed if the emotional response in these disorders involved… CONTINUE READING
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