Behavioural therapy- systematic desentitation

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this is a behavioural therapy wjhich aims to break the association between an object and fear. it is used to treat phobias

how it works

a patient is treated with desentitation hierachy:

  • a patient will first see a small thing like a picture of the phobia
  • the patient is taught how to cope by being taught breathing techniques to calm the nerves and to use number scales to…


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