Evaluation of systematic densensitisation and aversion therapy

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  • Evaluation of systematic desensitization and aversion therapy
    • Effective. 75% of people with phobias respond.
    • Suitable for snakes, not social phobia
    • Patients have to imagine- reliant on clients ability
    • Don't always transfer to real life
    • Rarely sole form of treatment, must be motivated
    • most effective with bio/cog therapy
    • Ethical issues- electric shocks
    • Unwanted beh likely to return. Weakens


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