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"Air bag" organoleptic behavioral experiment for managing fear of oral malodor.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15157814     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
People suffering from the fear of oral malodor believe that they have halitosis, even though offensive oral malodor is absent. Management of such patients is challenging. A simple innovative technique, "air bag" breathing method can be used as a behavioral experiment to provide the patient with evidence that may disconfirm their pertinent belief. In this method air samples are collected in an odor free plastic bag from the patient and healthy volunteers and the patient blindly rates the odor quality of each sample.
S Suhas; S Sudarshan; Keerthilatha M Pai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0005-7916     ISO Abbreviation:  J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry     Publication Date:  2004 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-05-25     Completed Date:  2004-08-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0245075     Medline TA:  J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  13-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, College of Dental Surgery, Manipal 576104, India.
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MeSH Terms
Behavior Therapy / methods*
Halitosis / psychology*
Phobic Disorders / etiology*,  therapy*

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