"Air bag" organoleptic behavioral experiment for managing fear of oral malodor

S. Suhas, S. Sudarshan, Keerthilatha M. Pai

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-15
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-03-2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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