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Intrusive imagery in a specific phobia of vomiting: towards an effective treatment

Price, K.; (2010) Intrusive imagery in a specific phobia of vomiting: towards an effective treatment. Doctoral thesis, UCL (University College London).

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Abstract

This volume contains three parts. Part 1 is a literature review. This systematically reviews evidence for maintenance factors of specific phobias in adults. The maintenance factors are derived from cognitive-behavioural models. The review includes studies which demonstrate that the maintenance factor has a causal influence on phobic symptoms. Part 2 is an empirical paper. This paper describes an exploratory study of intrusive mental imagery in adults with a specific phobia of vomiting. Information about the presence and nature of imagery was derived using quantitative semi-structured interviews. Imagery data was compared against severity of phobia data. The study also includes a single case experiment which investigates the effectiveness of imagery rescripting for phobia of vomiting. Part 3 is a critical appraisal. This paper provides reflections on the research process and an expanded discussion of the findings.

Type:Thesis (Doctoral)
Title:Intrusive imagery in a specific phobia of vomiting: towards an effective treatment
Language:English
Additional information:Thesis in two volumes: volume 2 is restricted
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Psychology and Language Sciences (Division of)

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