Flooding

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  • Created on: 14-11-17 21:34
  • Flooding involves exposing patients to their phobic stimulus without a gradual build-up in an anxiety hierarchy
  • It involves immediate exposure to a very frightening situation
  • Sessions are typically longer than SD sessions, with one session often lasting 2-3 hours
  • Sometimes only one session is needed to cure a phobia

How does it work?

  • Flooding stops phobic responses very quickly
  • This may be because, without the option of

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