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ERIC Number: EJ825055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1077-7229
Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Emetophobia: The Role of Interoceptive Exposure
Hunter, Paulette V.; Antony, Martin M.
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, v16 n1 p84-91 Feb 2009
Emetophobia, or the fear of vomiting, is among the least studied phobias. The literature on the etiology, symptomatology, and treatment of this problem is just beginning to develop. Research to date suggests that for many people with emetophobia, anxiety is triggered by both external and internal factors, but to date only one English-language report describes an intervention that directly targets both external and internal triggers. This paper presents a case in which a cognitive-behavioral treatment (including education about the origin and implications of physical symptoms of anxiety, graduated exposure to feared situations, interoceptive exposure, and cognitive restructuring) was used successfully in the treatment of emetophobia. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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