Psychologic reactions to a neurotoxic exposure can produce prolonged physical symptoms which are as debilitating as the direct effects of the neurotoxic substance. A group of patients exist who experience reoccurrence of exposure-related symptoms when exposed to a variety of common environmental substances, such as perfume, gasoline, and cigarette smoke. We propose a classical conditioning model to explain the development of this phenomenon. Identification and treatment of these Individuals are also discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Occupational Medicine|
|State||Published - Sep 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health