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deconditioning Line breaks: de|con¦di¦tion|ing
Pronunciation: /diːkənˈdɪʃ(ə)nɪŋ/

Definition of deconditioning in English:


The reform or reversal of previously conditioned behaviour, especially in the treatment of phobia and other anxiety disorders in which the fear response to certain stimuli is brought under control: anxiety reactions triggered by specific stimuli may be subject to deconditioning Compare with counter-conditioning.
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  • Does the concept of ' deconditioning ' lead us to unrealistic expectations of ourselves and what we "should" be capable of?
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