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behavior therapy

Syllabification: be·hav·ior ther·a·py

Definition of behavior therapy in English:

noun

The treatment of neurotic symptoms by training the patient’s reactions to stimuli.
Example sentences
  • Treatments include individual psychotherapy, family therapy, behavior therapy, and self-help groups.
  • It shows that behavior therapy for chronic insomnia should be a first-line treatment, which is currently not the case.
  • They include, behavior therapy, family therapy, school interventions particularly life-skills interventions, residential care, and non-hospital day programs.

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