Treatment of an overactive gag reflex: Two cases

Robert K. Klepac, Gregory Hauge, John Dowling

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Two cases are presented in which avoidance of dental work was caused by an overactive gag reflex rather than fear. Subjects were able to demonstrate increased control of gagging in the laboratory, and to complete a series of dental visits immediately after treatment and again at 6 or 12 month follow-up. Assessment and treatment strategies which were developed with these subjects are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-144
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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