Desensitization

Desensitization

Desensitization – desensitization is defined as the diminished emotional responsiveness to a negative or aversive stimulus after repeated exposure to it. Therapist often used systematic desensitization to treat individuals with anxiety and phobias. Systematic desensitization is a therapy procedure that has a fearful person, while deeply relaxed, imagine a series of progressively more fearsome situations. The two responses of relaxation and fear are incompatible and the fear is dispelled.

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