Treating phobias 

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  • Treating phobias
    • Systematic desensitisation
      • Hierarchy of fears. Taught relaxation methods.  on a scale on 1-10.
      • Based around the idea fear and relaxation can not be felt at the same time.
    • Flooding
      • Exposed to largest anxiety provoking stimulus first.
      • After a while the anxiety will wear off when they realise they are in no harm. The association is broken.
    • Ost- applied tension
      • repeatedly contract major muscles to decrease fainting reactions when highly anxious
    • CBT
      • Identification, classification, disputation and development of alternative rational responses

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