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deconditioning

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Definition of deconditioning in English:

noun

Psychiatry
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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