desensitization procedure

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Noun1.desensitization procedure - a technique used in behavior therapy to treat phobias and other behavior problems involving anxiety; client is exposed to the threatening situation under relaxed conditions until the anxiety reaction is extinguished
behavior modification, behavior therapy - psychotherapy that seeks to extinguish or inhibit abnormal or maladaptive behavior by reinforcing desired behavior and extinguishing undesired behavior
exposure therapy - a form of behavior therapy in which a survivor confronts feelings or phobias or anxieties about a traumatic event and relives it in the therapy situation
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Two occurred during the 2-day aspirin desensitization procedure, with pancreatic lipase levels of 425 and 789 U/L, respectively, with normal defined as 13-63 U / L.
Survival rates among kidney failure patients Eighty-year survival rate Patients receiving desensitization procedure and transplant 80.
The desensitization procedure applies when your dog already has an association with the object--usually a negative one--and you're working to change the association to positive.
When the desensitization procedure is conducted in the actual presence of the feared object or situation, the desensitization is said to be conducted "in vivo," or "in life," as opposed to being conducted via one's imagination or through photographs, etc.
TIR is a regressive desensitization procedure for reducing or eliminating the negative residual impact of traumatic experience.