A type of behavior therapy designed to make a patient give up an undesirable habit by causing them to associate it with an unpleasant effect.
- This infamous film, withdrawn by the director during his lifetime, deals with the questionable effects of aversion therapy on a violent teenage rapist.
- For example, mild aversion therapy followed by positive reinforcement may be effective.
- The most common treatment (from the early 1960s to early 1970s, with one case in 1980) was behavioural aversion therapy with electric shocks.
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